Setting SMART goals
Once you have identified the parts of the process that need improvement in your life, it’s time to set some goals. A wise method of doing so would be to take a ‘SMART’ approach and make sure each goal ticks the following boxes:
S - Specific: You don't want to be vague, the clearer the goal is, the easier it will be to find ways to achieve it.
M - Measurable: In order to know when you have achieved your goal/s, put a number to it and measure your progress.
A - Attainable: Can you access everything you need to achieve your goal/s? From tools, to personnel, processes and materials.
R - Realistic: As far as plans, goals, sales targets could be ambitious and stretch you, they must still be realistic. If your goals are impossible, your not too far from frustration. Equally, if you do have big goals then break it down into bite-sized chunks that will be easier to achieve.
T - Timely: On the journey to achieving your goal/s, setting a timeframe for each goal will help you plan. One way to create this is by working your way backwards from the goal to the present day, considering what needs to happen at each stage. Then add in specific dates that are both realistic and attainable.