Some people seem like natural born leaders, but most of us develop into a leader. We hone our skills, learn from our mistakes, and, God willing, grow as leaders.
Several people have been attributed with saying, “A goal without a deadline is just a dream.” Does this ring true in your life? A deadline is only one aspect of goal setting though. You also need to consider what you’re trying to carry out, how you’re going to do it, and how will you know when you’ve succeeded.
When you were in high school or college you learned the SMART acronym for goal setting. Your goals are supposed to be Specific, Measurable, Achievable (or Agreed Upon), Realistic, and Time-bound. SMART goals are still taught in schools, seminars, and other places as the standard model for goal setting. The most innovation SMART goals have encountered in decades is where an extra ER was added to the back end to make SMARTER goals, which includes ethical and recorded.