Breaking Down Goals
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Breaking down your goals into more manageable tasks creates the flexibility to adjust as needed and brings clarity to the goals. When seen from the perspective of a step by step process goals are seen not as daunting behemoths to be gazed on in wonder but as complex things that can be accomplished through diligence and careful planning. This makes the process of achieving a larger goal more achievable.
In order to break down a goal it must be SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound goals that provide a clear and concise road-map for achieving your desired outcome. Specific goals are clear and unambiguous, while measurable goals have clearly defined criteria for success. Achievable goals are challenging but realistic, while relevant goals are aligned with your personal or professional aspirations. Finally, time-bound goals have a clear deadline, providing a sense of urgency and helping to track progress. By setting SMART goals, you can break down complex tasks into smaller, achievable steps and stay focused on your ultimate objective.
Accomplishing smaller steps along the way can provide a sense of accomplishment and keep you motivated to continue working towards the goal. Breaking down your goals increases your accountability as well because it provides a simpler road-map for you to follow in order to reach your larger goal. This simpler road-map helps you stay on track when going after larger, seemingly impossible goals. Throughout this year we are showing you how we break down our goals, use the information in this episode and the examples throughout the year to make even your most lofty goals doable.