You’re enthusiastic, you want to make things happen.
The big temptation with goals is to ‘get on with them’.
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
For a goal to be achieved, the pre-requisite step towards achievement is a drive, a willingness, an inner force that gives you the strength to move towards your new direction.
But that’s not all. You need details, specifics. Very much like when you get ready for a road trip, you don’t just jump in the car and drive. You’d probably need a few more things to get you there safely such as petrol, a navigation system, etc.
When it comes to goals, you need to know exactly what your goal entails. You need to think about as much details and specifics as possible. Once that is all clarified, then, you need an action plan.
Looking at goals in a SMART way has become mainstream, and there’s a reason for that: it works. It really forces you to be clear on what