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!