Why SMART goals fail


You know the acronym: SMART stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound goals.

But, time and time again, despite their reputation of being foolproof, SMART goals fail.

And PowerSheets users know why. SMART goals are missing one key component (the secret sauce of our community’s success!): heart.

When the goal you want to achieve matters to you in the big picture, you will follow through. No matter how many times you mess up along the way, you’ll get back up—because you care! How perfectly you get there doesn’t matter as much as why. And the why behind your goals is what keeps you from jumping ship at the first sign of imperfection. (And imperfection is bound to happen—all progress is imperfect!)

Listen, the SMART folks get a few things right: it IS important to make your action steps specific and achievable (little by little!). And it IS helpful to set a timeline for making progress (hello, Tending List!). But PowerSheets goals combine the best parts of SMART with a heart component in a clear 3-step process—and the result? Goals that stick. Goals you can’t wait to get started on!

Let’s look at a few examples:

SMART goal: Run a 5k next month to get fit.

Heart-filled goal: Run a 5k next month to kickstart a healthy lifestyle that will allow me to keep up with my kiddos!

SMART goal: Organize my pantry next Tuesday.

Heart-filled goal: Organize my pantry so that the ingredients I need to make healthy meals are at my fingertips, because I want to start every day with more energy!

SMART goal: Read two books a month.

Heart-filled goal:Read two books a month to jumpstart my curiosity and prime my creative juices so I’m prepared to make innovative business decisions!

Don’t those heart-infused goals make you want to get up and go?! Every time you remind yourself of a goal with a clear why attached, you’ll be spurred on to take action.

Get your PowerSheets today. I can’t wait to hear about the S.M.A.R.T. and heart-filled goals you set!

P.S. Once your PowerSheets arrive at your door, you get to take advantage of the bonus materials (included with your order!): live goal coaching, live workshops to help you feel clear and ready for the new year, a 5-part goal coaching video series, and access to the private Facebook group (PowerSheets Group!) of 11,000+ like-minded women who want to make what matters happen like you. ORDER NOW before they’re gone for the year!

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