I have never liked SMART goals. To me it puts restraints on you and can stop you from achieving your dreams. There should be no restriction on your dreams other than the restrictions you choose.. The bigger you can dream the better the life you can create. Yet, using the SMART acronym, my goals would never be realistic, trackable or within a time frame. Instantly, you set yourself up for failure. Yet, you have the power to create anything you want in life. It's your choice.
Let your imagination run and dream of all the things you want to do, places you want to visit and the lifestyle and wealth you desire. The set your goals. Goals are there to be achieved. It doesn’t matter how realistic they are or how long you take to achieve them as long as you have the belief and desire to turn them into a reality.
I remember in 2000 sitting on a beach in Napier, New Zealand, watching the sun rise on a new millennium. I had plans and goals for the year. By June that year, I was back in the UK and for the next 8 months dealing with the death of 6 members of my family. My goals and dreams for the new millennium firmly put on hold.
By June 2001, the first goal was achieved. In September 2001 goal 2 was achieved and within the next 3 years I achieved each of the dreams and more. So, even though I was unable to achieve my goals in 2000, they were still there just waiting for me to take action and make them a reality.
Having a goal and a plan to achieve the goal are core to the success you want. You can have as many dreams as you desire but without a plan and without taking action on that plan you will never achieve them.
It doesn’t matter how long you take to achieve your dream. Time is not important as long as you achieve the dream.
It’s your Choice
Within each of us the power to create the life of our dreams. To become who we want to be. To achieve anything we desire. You can start right now. All you need to do is decide. It’s your choice.
You choose the dream. You choose the action you take. You choose how you achieve the dream. Nothing else matters. It doesn’t need to be a SMART goals it just needs to be something you dream about and want to turn into a reality. Don’t let SMART goals hold you back. It’s your choice.