The future ain’t what it used to be.”
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Make 2021 Your S.M.A.R.T. Year
As we enter into 2021 all of us are looking forward to a return of life as it was before the pandemic or normalcy. I think back to the security measures established at airports after 9-11 that have now become normal. While none of can predict what will become the new normal, we can take control of that which affects us and our families.
What is a resolution? One definition of resolution that made sense is to make a firm decision to do or not to do something and that brought to mind the S.M.A.R.T method of goal setting. The resolution (goal) should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. For example, losing 30 pounds in two weeks is specific but may not be attainable.
The S.M.A.R.T. method can also be applied not only to personal goals; it can also be applied to professional goals. The question that now arises is what will you do and what goals will you set to make 2021 your S.M.A.R.T. year personally and professionally?