Becoming a Goal Getter
The laziest way to ensure you reach your goals this year, and beyond.
So, you want to achieve all your dreams of success with as little effort as possible?
Many would call you lazy. I call you genius.
I’d like to preface the rest of this article by saying you absolutely, 110%, CANNOT be lazy to achieve anything. I am simply providing you with the laziest way possible, because let’s be honest, you have other shit to do.
So I’m going to skip on ahead to the list, which consists of one thing, because I know that very few of you are actually going to read the whole thing anyways. You are here to get your answers. I like that spunk.
1. Create S.M.A.R.T goals
I did not coin this term, but it’s one that I use very often. The acronym above can help you achieve your goals faster than ever before.
Let’s start with the goal: I want to be a rockstar.
S= Simple/Specific… keep your goals as simple and straightforward as possible. Let’s try: “I want to play lead guitar for a startup band in my region.”
M= Measurable…this is where you PROVE you’re working towards your goal. How can you do that in the example above? “I will practice guitar 7 days a week for one hour a day and post videos weekly.”
A= Achievable… no sense in making goals if you can’t achieve them, right? It’d be like saying “I want to play guitar for Iron Maiden”. Be realistic. In the example above? “I will network with other musicians in the area and perform with others when given the opportunity.”
R= Relevant… your goal needs to contribute to your OVERALL goal, hence being relevant. For example: “To achieve my dream of being a rockstar, I will tryout for bands and continue perfecting my skills by watching videos or taking lessons.”
T= Time-based… your goal needs to have an end! That doesn’t necessarily mean you have to have a specific date, but rather a deadline so that you do not continue to waste time as you have been. Like “To achieve my dream of being a rockstar, I will practice daily and network with other musicians in my area and book a live performance within 6 months.”
So the final goal goes from: I want to be a rockstar.
To: I will become the lead guitarist for a local band by networking with other musicians, practicing daily, and booking a live performance within 6 months.
Obviously, the goals you set are going to depend on where you are at in life and what it is exactly you want to achieve. Check out my other article on setting goals for the new year here:
Remember folks, think about the goals you have, and what it is you REALLY want to achieve before proceeding. If you don’t know your “why”, you’re sure to fail.
Good luck, and happy new year.