The SMART goals template has indeed helped thousand of would-be goal achievers move from desire to possibility.
All good for sure and certainly better than no specific criteria at all… but I believe however that the SMART goals formula falls short in several areas and may actuary be one of the many reasons most people fail to achieve their final desired outcome.
In my book 7 Rules of Achievement I outline what I believe from my own personal experience and from having coached thousands of people through the process is a better more effective way.
I call it the - A.C.T.I.O.N. GOALS CRITERIA – and it is designed to create, not just a “written” goal, but rather a more crystallized, powerful and effective “outcome achievement statement” and kick off the process of programing (without any ambiguity) both the conscious and unconscious mind to move congruently in the direction of the goal seekers desired outcome.
How to Create Your Outcome Achievement Statement using the ACTION Goals Criteria: Goal Setting Worksheet
The proper guidelines for creating an achievable outcome or “Outcome Achievement Statement” can be summed up as “ACTION”
A – Accessible
C – Clearly Stated and Concise
T – Towards and Timed
I – Impassioned
O – Organic
N – As if Now
This means simply that your objective must be accessible. Meaning it must be within reach and (more…)