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The Remote Workers’ Guide to Becoming and Staying SMART


Time to set new goals for myself!!  How often do you say that? Do you set them and stick to them?  Are the goals in your head, or do you write them down? Setting goals is great for staying focussed on what you want to achieve, as well as having something to work towards.  It does not have to be hard – the hard part comes when you try to stick to it!

SMART goals have been used, successfully, for few decades; supporting individuals in outlining and agreeing goals and objectives.  SMART is an acronym which usually stands for – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely – there are some exceptions to the meanings for the last three letters.  

People are sometimes too hard on themselves when it comes to setting goals.  Perhaps, starting off with more meaningful SMART goals can help fine tune your aspirations.  Make them easier, so that you can visualise and say daily affirmations to enhance the significance.

Here are some SMART goals to start you off:

Smile

Smiling has amazing benefits for overall health; feeling happier and more able to approach the day ahead in an optimistic disposition.   Have you heard the saying ‘smiling is contagious’? Have you ever noticed that just by smiling you can have a positive impact on others? Not only do you lift your mood but others too; getting people smiling because of you.  Setting a goal to smile should be top on your list.

Moments

Life Is Not Measured By The Number Of Breaths We Take, But By The Moments That Take Our Breath Away.’

Maya Angelou

What are you waiting for?  Go ahead….enjoy every moment and make every moment count!!

Am I…..

Am I getting enough sleep? Am I looking after myself? Am I eating healthily?  Am I working too many hours? Set a goal to ask yourself some probing questions on a daily basis.  Don’t forget to answer the questions honestly. If the answers coming back are not what you want to hear, make changes.

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Remember

This follows on from the ‘Am I’ above.  Remember who you are and what your priorities are.  Never lose focus and remember your deepest desires that you would like to fulfil.  Ensure you stay on track to achieve what you want in life.

Trust

You need to have trust in yourself, and your abilities to achieve and be successful in everything you set out to do in life.  Trusting in yourself can draw people to you who will also see you as trustworthy.

On your Marks, Get-Set-Goals!

Set your own SMART goals; play around with different words which have a positive meaning – just for you.  Change them regularly, if you want to. Say for Monday you wanted to set new goals for yourself, just for that day/week.  You then decide that you are going to stick with the SMART acronym and would like S as Spontaneous, M as Motivate Myself, A as Appreciative, R as Reflective and T as Try and find a solution.  Once you have met those goals move on to different ones! And remember, they don’t need to start with those letters; just be smart about setting and achieving your own goals.

Peace and Prosperity

Kingfisher Remote Jobs Team

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