Hello and welcome to the second post in the Streamers Edition of S.M.A.R.T. Goal setting. In today’s post we will be covering the M in SMART! The Measurable part!
When we say Measurable we are talking about how you will know you have reached your goal. What will it look like, how will it feel! When setting your goal it is not only important to have a prize at the end of the race, but also to have a finish line.
Imagine entering a race, being told all you have to do is run 26 miles, but you are not allowed a GPS, there are no markers along the way or even someone to tell you when you have reached mile 26. How will you know you have reach the halfway mark, or even the end. In what way is this race measurable? Will you just stop when you feel you made it, only to find out you were short!
Now imagine setting a goal for yourself to reach 50 followers on your streaming channel, with no set date or milestones in place. Sure you will still hit 50 followers, eventually, and maybe by than you won’t have become frustrated and given up. However, say you give your self 4 weeks to hit 50 followers, following up after every 10 followers gained to readjust if needed. Readjusting is a must with any goals. We will cover this in a future post, but for now be sure to readjust when needed!
So when setting goals, after you have a specific goal in mind, remember to set a specific end goal. Something , say it with me, Measurable! Something you can put a touch, taste, look, or feeling too.
50 followers in 4 weeks from today Feb 18th 2019! Upon reaching we will have a 50 Follower Hype Party!
Specific goal, measurable by time, and when met the feeling of hype from the party!
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Last week I asked you to tweet out your goals using what you have learnt so far using the Hashtags #MysticMikeLive #MysticSMART. I received one tweet I would like to share tonight.
Now as you see from above the author has set a very doable goal, with an end date, and a plan to meet it. Very well done for only at the time covering the S in S.M.A.R.T. method. They did however give themselves an out by place “I say try because sometimes life happens and that is fine.” in brackets.
When setting a goal, remember to be specific and measurable, but to also not put into writing an out. As life is going to continue on no matter your goal, this is where re-evaluating your goal, setting little checkpoints to see progress, and than say it with me, READJUST where needed.
The above goal as I said is perfect in every aspect, I would just next time leave out the last part, or change it with every week I will adjust for life events.
Tweet me what YOU would set as a more specific goal using #MysticMikeLive #MysticSMART, and in the next blog I will feature the best answers with a shout out to your twitter!
I hope you enjoyed part one of the S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting, Streamers Edition! We will be back for Part three A is for Attainable!