By Ryan T. Sauers I hope everyone is off to a great February. Our world has a lot more in common than the mainstream media would make us think. Our ability to UNITE (come together) vs. UNTIE (fall apart) is not the world I see or the people I know. With that being the case, I thought I would share a post that focuses on our common humanity. Here are three points to ponder. People love to laugh. How many times have you heard a funny story that made your day? How often have you seen something so silly that…
I encourage everyone to be goal oriented. More specifically, to set SMART goals and follow/track them.
As a reminder these are goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time bound. But first let’s review what a ("non SMART" is). EX: My company seeks to increase its revenues in 2013. SMART= NO.
A SMART goal would be– my company seeks to increase its sales from $10 million in calendar year 2012 to $12 million dollars in calendar year 2013. SMART= YES
So, SMART goals are vital. However, in this post I challenge you to do more. Do not simply be goal oriented but become GROWTH oriented. I teach in college classes all the time…and many students tell me they will "finally be done" when they get their diploma and walk across the stage. I tell them– NO… your journey is just beginning.
If your only focus was to get a degree (great goal by the way) than yes, you achieved it… but what is next? We must remain continual learners- AND remain growth oriented. Think of SMART goals as being your actions steps as a "growth oriented person/company."
Are you goal oriented or growth oriented? Why?