Be Realistic for SMART goals that get Results

Over the last few weeks, I have been discussing the importance of setting SMART goals. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out Mid-year Tune Up, Set Specific SMART Goals, Measure for SMARTer Goals and Achievable, Ambitious, ADHD or Attention – what does the A mean in SMART Goals. They will all get you motivated to work on improving your goals!

It is time to discuss the R in SMART goals. The R stands for Realistic, and it is so important to be realistic when you are setting your goals. If your ADHD tends to make you impulsive, it is especially important for you to focus on setting realistic goals. You can help prevent yourself from setting goals that may set yourself up for failure. Being realistic, you can help push yourself towards success in smaller increments.

When developing your goals, always start with a draft and use the SMART methodology to refine them. For R, consider your goals and think about whether they are realistic. The following questions can help you evaluate them:

  • How likely am I to achieve the goal?
  • How can I split the goal in to smaller, more realistic steps?
  • What would make this goal more achievable?

After answering these three questions and revising your goals, I am confident you will end up with more realistic goals that you can achieve with huge success! What other questions do you ask to ensure your goals are realistic? Leave a comment and let us know how you are doing with your goals!

Look for the importance of timely goals later this week!

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Empowering Youth with ADHD – an interview with Jodi Sleeper-Triplett

Join me as I interview my special guest Jodi Sleeper-Triplett about Empowering Youth with ADHD.  Jodi is  a Master Certified Coach with over twenty years of experience in assisting individuals and organizations to realize their goals.  In 2004, Jodi expanded her company to focus on training and mentoring for coaches and has recently written an excellent book titled “Empowering Youth with ADHD”.

Join us to learn the answers to these important questions…

  • What are the key things that any parent needs to keep in mind when working with their adolescents and college students?
  • What is the most important thing that college students with ADHD need to do when returning to school this fall?
  • How can parents and teachers empower youth who have ADHD?
  • Why does coaching work for students with ADHD?

Sign up below for the registration details.  We look forward to talking with you on September 20 at 2:oo P.M. eastern.

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