How to Create S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals | Ken Wells | Skillshare
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11 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Why Should I Take This Class?

      1:48
    • 2. Do This to Ensure You Don't Self Sabotage All Your Hard Work

      2:12
    • 3. How to Find Your Why and Create Momentum to Reach Your Goals

      1:26
    • 4. How To Reverse Engineer Your Way to Success

      2:48
    • 5. How to Avoid Winning the Battle but Losing the War

      2:28
    • 6. Beating Procrastination and Building Motivation to Achieve Your Goal

      2:24
    • 7. How to Keep Your Goals Relevant over Time

      0:55
    • 8. The Key to On Going Goal Achievement

      1:45
    • 9. How to Complete the Class Project

      1:11
    • 10. How to Leave a Review for This Class

      1:01
    • 11. Conclusion and Next Steps

      1:43

About This Class

Are you truly ready to take charge of your life and achieve your real goals faster than you ever thought possible?

If so, you may have heard of setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals…

It's essentially a proven system for goal setting that really helps to correctly plan, clarify and build motivation for your goals, making them much more real to you.

The thing is, even though it’s a great method that really works, there are some gaping holes in that system…

It leaves out a few key areas that, if missed, can lead to self-sabotage, loss of motivation and also to "winning the battle but losing the war".

Simply put, it can lead to excelling in one area...but failing miserably in many others.

So, in this class, you will learn how to create S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals that not only make full use of the benefits of the original, proven system but also fill those gaping holes.

The end result being a much more complete, motivating and realistic vision of your goals and how to achieve them, without setting yourself up for failure down the road.

What else will I learn?

  • How to Avoid Sabotaging All Your Hard Work
  • How to Find Your "Why" and Create Momentum to Reach Your Goals
  • How to "Reverse Engineer" Your Way to Success
  • How to Beat Procrastination and Build Motivation to Achieve Your Goals
  • How to Keep Your Goals Relevant over Time
  • The Key to On-Going Goal Achievement

Who is this for?

This class is for you if you're truly ready to take your wispy daydreams and convert them into realistic blueprints that you can act on and turn them into reality as quickly as possible.

So, go ahead and enroll now, so you can stop settling and start living the life you know you deserve today!

Transcripts

1. Why Should I Take This Class?: are you truly ready to take charge of your life and achieve your riel goals faster than you ever thought possible? If so, you may have heard of setting smart goals. It's essentially a proven system for goal setting that really helps you to correctly plan, clarify and build motivation for your goals, making them much more real to you. The thing is, even though it's a great method that really works, there are some gaping holes in that system. It leaves out a few key areas that, if missed, can lead to self sabotage, loss of motivation and also to winning the battle. But losing the war. Simply put, it can lead to excel in in one area but failing miserably in many others. So in this class you will learn how to create smarter goals that not only make full use of the benefits of the original proven system, but also solved the inherent limitations of the original model, the end result being a much more complete motivating and realistic vision of your goals and how to achieve them without setting yourself up for failure Down the road, you're also gonna learn how to avoid sabotaging all your hard work. How to find your why and create momentum to reach your goals. How to reverse engineer your way to success, how to beat procrastination and build motivation to achieve your goals. How to keep your goals relevant over time and also the key to ongoing goal achievement. This classes for you if you're truly ready to take your wispy daydreams and convert them into realistic blueprints that you can act on and turn into reality as quickly as possible . So go ahead and enroll now so you can stop settling and start living the life that you know you deserve today. 2. Do This to Ensure You Don't Self Sabotage All Your Hard Work : The purpose of this exercise is to help you gain much more clarity and motivation to achieve your goals. You wouldn't take a road trip without punching your destination into a GPS. So how can you expect to achieve your goals if you don't know what you're aiming for? I mean, you want to be flexible as your goals will change and you don't want to become overly attached to them. But it's just like President Eisenhower said. Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. So the first step in the process is specific. Simple stated in the positive. So first things first. A specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal. So to create a specific goal, which you want to do is answer the who, what when wear questions. And you can use a mind map or a sheet of paper to do this. Now one free mind Maps service that I particularly like a lot is mine domo, and you concede the URL there on the screen. Mind domo dot com. It's one of the most intuitive, easy to use in clean mind mapping interfaces that I've personally used and you can create a free account on there and create a few mind maps. And using a mind map to go through this process is very, very helpful. But you certainly don't need to use one. So after you've answered the questions of who's gonna be involved, what is gonna be involved, when and where you want to, then make sure that you're stating everything in the positive. So in other words, you write what you do want rather than what you want to avoid. And this is really important because there's some psychological reasons why this is extremely important, and part of it has to do with the fact that your unconscious mind doesn't really process negative. So if you say things like I don't want to fail, the only thing that your unconscious is really hearing is the word fail. So you need to say things and put your goals down in specific, simple terms that are stated in the positive 3. How to Find Your Why and Create Momentum to Reach Your Goals: the next step in this process is measurable in meaningful. When you measure your progress and stay on track, you're going to experience the excitement of achievement that comes from achieving small milestones along the way to your larger goals. And that's going to motivate you to continue your effort towards achieving those bigger goals. So to find out if your goal is measurable, you want to ask these questions you want to ask, How will I know when it's accomplished, right? I mean, how are you going to know when people say things like, You know, I want to make more money or I want financial freedom or I want to be more healthy? How are you going to know when you're more healthy, right? I'm sure you have a vague idea in your head, but how specifically are you going to know? How are you gonna measure your progress? And so some of the questions you want to answer our how much how many And by win also, your goals need to be meaningful to you. If you aren't feeling anything when you're writing down your goals, then you haven't dug deep enough, and so this process that we're going through is really gonna help you to identify some of the deeper meanings behind your goals. And so to do that, you want to just simply start to ask yourself, Why am I doing this? Am I doing this for myself or my doing this for someone else? What do I truly hope to gain from this? 4. How To Reverse Engineer Your Way to Success : now, the next step in the process is achievable and act as if when you identify goals that are truly important to you, you automatically begin to figure out ways you can make them come true. You begin to develop the attitudes, the abilities and the skills to reach them. And you begin to see previously overlooked opportunities to bring yourself closer to accomplishing your goals. So the first thing you want to do is ask yourself, Is this goal achievable? Now, this is also gonna help you to begin to flush out the limiting beliefs that may hinder you down the road. What are the steps to achieve? Your goal? These air like the high level steps. So let's say that your goal is to gain £10 of muscle mass, so you want to figure, you know, first figure out. I mean, what are this steps to do that? Well, you know, you're gonna need to hit the gym. You know, you're gonna need to make changes in your diet, so start to map out what those steps are in a linear fashion. You can achieve almost any goal if you plan your steps wisely and you give yourself a reasonable amount of time to hit your milestones, and what happens is you eventually get closer to goals that initially seemed out of reach. And this isn't because your goals get smaller, but because as you attain your milestones, you are changing in the process. Your ideas, your beliefs. Your skills are growing as you move towards your goal, making future goals seem more attainable now. One key attitude that really works well is the actors if attitude. So, in other words, you pretend that your goal is already achieved and you ask yourself, How would I be different? Having achieved this goal, how would I feel? How would I be thinking differently? And then, from the perspective of already having achieved my goals, how might I view how I'm currently spending my time, how I currently think and behave, And you want to start to compare the difference between the way that you're thinking and behaving now, in contrast with the perspective of your future self. So you imagine this future self who has already achieved the goal and you imagine how you would be thinking differently about your present actions? Would you still be doing the same activities you are today. If you were that future self, would you be still thinking about things in the same way? How would you be investing your time? Who would you be spending your time with? Would you be worried about the same things? So you want to start to compare the difference between your future self and your current situation? 5. How to Avoid Winning the Battle but Losing the War : the next part of the process is realistic and responsible. To be realistic, a goal must be something that you're able to work toward and willing to apply the effort for. Okay, So, for example, if you're a 94 year old woman who now wants to be a professional basketball player, it might be a little late to do that. You really want to ask yourself how bad you want your goal? Are you really willing to invest the time and energy necessary to achieve your goal? Now, as a rule of thumb, your goal should be high enough to be motivating, but not so high that it seems completely out of reach. The idea is to stretch yourself outside your comfort zone while still enabling you to not feel overwhelmed. You want to find that sweet spot now in terms of responsible. You want to perform what's known as an ecology check. So essentially you want to ask yourself these questions. Who else is affected by this? Because you live in a web of interconnected relationships. So, for example, if you're married and you're about to embark on this goal, have you considered the impact that it's gonna have on your wife. What about your kids? You want to consider how your goal will affect the other relationships in your life, housing and effect, your other time commitments. Now you may find that you need to revise your goal after this step. I mean, history is littered with examples of highly driven individuals who alienated their loved ones to achieve their goals. You don't want to be that guy now. You also want to think about how it affects you. How will the extra effort impact you emotionally? Is it going to spread your time to thin? What sacrifices are you reasonably willing to make to achieve your goal? And then you want to ask yourself what will happen if I achieved my goal? What won't happen if I achieved my goal? What will I lose or gain if I do get it? What won't happen if I don't achieve my goal? So the main point here is to start to think about how your goal will influence the other areas of your life. And this is a major area that's left out of traditional smart goals. Is this whole ecology check of looking at their ramifications of achieving your goal and how it influences the larger web of your life? 6. Beating Procrastination and Building Motivation to Achieve Your Goal: the next part of the process is timed toward what you want tangible. You need to establish a time frame to achieve your goal. When people give themselves too much time to complete things, they often procrastinate. Establishing a reasonable timeframe will help you build urgency to take and continue taking action. If you want to lose £15 as an example, when do you want to lose it by. If you want to write your first e book, when do you want it done by? You want to drill down in, consider reasonable milestones of achievement of your larger goal and then write those out . So if your goal is, for example, $20,000 a month and you give yourself four months to accomplish that, you're probably setting yourself up for failure. If you're starting from scratch now, I'm not saying it's not possible. It would just take massive action and some really creative ideas to pull off. You may want to start with something more manageable, like a 90 day goal of 3000 month, a six month goal of 7000 month or a nine month goal of 10,000 month, and you keep building that up until you hit your $20,000 a month. So obviously you know the specifics of your particular goal or your business or your line of work so as to determine how reasonable the benchmarks are again. You need to make sure that you're putting your goal in terms of what you want, even if your goals to lose £10 you also want to write down the positive effects of that. So, for example, most people don't want to lose £10. They want to look sexy at the beach or they want to fit into a size one. So everything needs to be stated in positive terms. Now, in terms of making things tangible, you want to consider specifically what you would see, what you would hear and what you would feel once your goal is achieved. Now, this is really gonna help you to strike on the underlying emotions that will really drive you towards your goal. Imagine your goal being already achieved. Now look out from the first person perspective. What does your life look like? What do you hear? For example, you might hear your boyfriend telling you how proud he is. of you or your boss congratulating you on hitting your sales goals that month. How do you feel? Do you feel confident? Do you feel excited? Liberated, peaceful, Happy? You want to put all of that down on paper? 7. How to Keep Your Goals Relevant over Time : the next part of this system is evaluate, and this is an ongoing process. Now your goals and perspectives will tend to change over time, depending on the time frames of your goals. You want to reevaluate daily, weekly or monthly, and what you want to do is you want to look back over your goals and run through some of these questions again for further clarity. You want to strike a good balance between being determined and focused to achieve your goal , but not rigid. You want to remain flexible enough for your goals to evolve as you grow without experiencing shiny object syndrome in jumping from one thing to the next all the time. Now, as a rule of thumb, you're gonna tend to make more progress by really going after a goal and seeing it through , then constantly changing your goals. So veer on the side of determination to reach your goal. Rather than being too flexible 8. The Key to On Going Goal Achievement: The next part of this system is, resource is revised in regroup. So here's what you need to identify here. What resource is do you have now to achieve your goal? And what resource is Do you need to achieve your goal In terms of revising the group based on your ongoing evaluations, you're probably going to need to make some revisions here and there. Along the way, you might start out and realize that is actually going to take you longer to achieve your benchmarks. Or perhaps you've set the goal to low, and you need to set a higher goal. The person you are six months from now isn't the same person setting your goals today. After you make your revisions, you're then gonna need to regroup and adjust your efforts. Resource is, and schedule accordingly. Now, once you've established your smarter goal, the next thing you need to do is you want to find out what the very first step to achieving your goal is and then commit to taking action on it. It's just like Lausa said, A journey of 1000 miles must begin with a single step. You don't need to see the next 50 steps ahead. You've created a vision for your future. Now take the first step. Once you have taken the first step, you take the next one and the next one. And pretty soon you get momentum built up and you achieve your goal. Then your goal achieving muscles are stronger and you start looking around your life thinking, Wow, I set a goal. I achieved it and I feel great. What else can I dio? And that's exactly how people change their lives. You can accomplish more than you think you can, but you have to get started. So get started today by taking your idea out of your head and creating a smarter goal now. 9. How to Complete the Class Project: Now that you've gone to the lessons, it's time to put what you've learned into action. So go ahead and practice what you've learned. And then to complete the project for this class, simply scroll down to here where it says, Start your project, Go ahead and add a title to your project and then in this space here simply include a comment, a question you have or a challenge that you'd like additional help with. And this could be a simple as a description of your experience. Then, once you've got this filled out, simply go down to this button. Click Create project and you're done. Now I invite you to go ahead, and you also have the opportunity to share your project as well on social media by clicking these buttons here or sharing the link to your project. So go ahead and take a moment and complete your class project now and then join me in the next video 10. How to Leave a Review for This Class: a lot of people don't know how to leave a review on skill share. So I wanted to just give you a quick video showing you how you can leave a review and help me continue to improve this class and future classes moving forward. So when you're on your course dashboard here, um, all you do is you go down to this little button here Ah, with the three dots, and then you scroll down to leave a review, and you can put a yes or no thumbs up or thumbs down, and you can include private feedbag, public feedback. What I would encourage you to do is, if you do decide to put a thumbs down for any reason, please leave a public review with some sort of statement of why you chose that so that I I can actually have feedback on how to improve. Um, And if you choose to instead put a thumbs up for the course, I would also encourage you to leave some comments so that I know what I'm doing, right. So again, thank you for your time and join me in the next video 11. Conclusion and Next Steps: congratulations on finishing the class. Thank you so much for enrolling and taking the time to go through the lessons. To really get the most out of this class, I invite you to review and practice this material multiple times. I'm not sure if you're aware, but we only retain about 7 to 10% of information that were presented with one time to really get the most benefit. It's advisable to review the material and practise the exercises at least 10 to 15 times to really get it now. You can also revisit the project area and continue to keep us updated on your progress by posting comments with your experiences, questions and challenges that you'd like additional help with. So what are the next steps from here? If you find this class to be really helpful, I invite you to go ahead and enroll in my other classes and give those a shot as well. Now, if you really enjoyed your experience, I also encourage you to go ahead and share this class with other friends, family members or colleagues that you feel would benefit also. And finally, if you'd like to be notified of free Webinars and resource is that will help you on your own journey of personal and spiritual growth. You can do that by going to my website in joining our email list for the Academy of Self Mastery. And some of the things I would invite you to notice is that the webinars that you're given access to for free the recordings of those air actually used commercially. So you're literally getting paid content for free when you choose to join our email list. So again, thank you so much for your time and for enrolling in the class. And I will see you next time.