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Lately I have been struggling to find my purpose. I find myself riding an emotional roller coaster of high and low feelings as I contemplate the direction that my journey is going.

In the internal soul searching that I have been doing, I have identified that I am lacking current life goals. I do have some short term goals, but I have not yet established medium and long term goals. As a result, I feel like I am traveling without a road map to help me figure out how to find my way.

In my search I found this website by mind tools on how to set “SMART” goals.

SMART Goals
A useful way of making goals more powerful is to use the SMART mnemonic. While there are plenty of variants (some of which we’ve included in parenthesis), SMART usually stands for:

  • S – Specific (or Significant).
  • M – Measurable (or Meaningful).
  • A – Attainable (or Action-Oriented).
  • R – Relevant (or Rewarding).
  • T – Time-bound (or Trackable).

For example, instead of having “To sail around the world” as a goal, it’s more powerful to say “To have completed my trip around the world by December 31, 2015.” Obviously, this will only be attainable if a lot of preparation has been completed beforehand!

What better time that to start making goals than the present? Here are a few of my goals to start with:

  • Publish at least 3 blogs per week
  • Post at least 1 new vlog per week
  • Read 1 book per month
  • Establish 2 new medium term goals by the end of May
  • Identify 1 new long term goal by the end of May

Have you recently set any new goals?

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