Are You Planning for Success?–SMART Goal Setting
An important part in the planning process is goal setting. If visions are desired destinations or outcomes, then goals are simply the stepping stones or the road map by which visions become reality. Visions are what we want when it comes to career, family, physical, intellectual, social, and the financial areas of our lives.
The art of goal setting is to break up the journey in such a way that we keep moving closer to our end goal as efficiently as possible. Regardless of whether the time frame of our goals is measured in weeks, months, or even years, when they are successfully reached they bring us closer to achieving our visions. The more practice we have in achieving our goals, the longer the goals can be extend into the future.