How Audacious Are Your Goals?

Goal Setting Acronym - SMARTHave you set goals that are big enough to make you stretch? If so, do you believe you will achieve them?

If you don’t, how will you reach that goal?

If you set weak, easy to attain goals, what will motivate you to work hard enough to achieve them?

At National Agents Alliance, agents are encouraged to set really lofty goals and are taught the way to get there … by determining an extremely strong “why.” Without a very strong reason for a goal it’s too easy to slack off and fail to do the daily activities that lead to success. WITH a big “why,” you have a reason for the extra effort it takes. With the “reason” always in the back of your mind, you’ll make the extra dials, you’ll study harder to know your products inside and out, and, with that driving thought you won’t ever quit short of success.

NAA President/CEO Andy Albright teaches to make your goals S.M.A.R.T.

  • S – Specific. Your goal needs to be detailed. You have to know EXACTLY what you want. Use Who, What, When, Where and Why.
  • M – Measurable. Establish concrete criteria to measure progress. This will help you stay on track. Ask: How much? How many? How will I know when it’s accomplished?
  • A – Attainable. When you identify goals that are most important to you, you begin to figure out ways you can make them come true. You develop the attitudes, abilities, skills and financial capacity to reach them. You begin seeing previously overlooked opportunities to bring yourself closer to the achievement of your goals.
  • R – Realistic. To be realistic, a goal must represent an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work. A goal can be both high and realistic; you are the only one who can decide just how high your goal should be. But be sure that every goal represents substantial progress. Determine your “why” and shoot big.
  • T – Timely. A goal should be grounded within a timeframe. With no timeframe tied to it there’s no sense of urgency. If you want to lose 10 pounds, when do you want to lose it by?  “Someday” won’t work. But if you anchor it within a timeframe, “by May 1st,” then you’ve set your subconscious mind into motion to begin working on the goal.

Important! Your goals must be in writing.

If you believe in the National Agents Alliance mission and believe in yourself and the goals you set, you are destined for greatness. Develop that strong “why” and shoot for the stars; at NAA we don’t play small.

2 responses

  1. I have always believed in the SMART model, however there is a critical part that is absent and that is the emotion felt behind the goal. People can attain anything they set their minds to; this has been proven over and over again but in order to do so they have to want it. Emotional desire is the fuel in the gas tank of the car going to success-ville.

  2. […] (A)ct: Get up and do it! Start taking steps towards achieving your goals. No matter how far your goals appear to be, you cannot reach them without taking the first step! […]

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