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Thursday 29 December 2022


"If you aim for nothing, you will hit it every time." - Unknown

There was a young woman named Amaka who had always struggled with setting and achieving her goals. Over the years, She would make grandiose plans for the year ahead, but inevitably, she would get sidetracked and fall short of her objectives.

Frustrated with this pattern, Amaka decided to seek the help of a productivity coach who introduced her to the concept of SMART goals. SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound.

Amaka took this advice to heart and began setting SMART goals for herself. 

She started by identifying a specific goal that she wanted to achieve, such as "I want to lose 20 pounds in the next 6 months." She then broke this goal down into smaller, measurable actions, like "I will go to the gym 3 times a week and track my food intake using a calorie tracking app."

By making her goals specific and measurable, Amaka was able to track her progress and stay motivated. 

She also made sure that her goals were attainable, so that she wouldn't set herself up for disappointment. And by making her goals relevant and time-bound, Amaka was able to stay focused and stay on track.

As a result of setting SMART goals, Amaka was able to achieve her weight loss goal within the allotted time frame. She also noticed that setting SMART goals had a positive impact on other areas of her life as well. She became more organized and efficient, and she experienced a newfound sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.

From that day on, Amaka made it a habit to set SMART goals for herself on other areas of her life, and she found that she was able to achieve much more than she ever thought possible. 

She learned that setting SMART goals was an important key to success and she hoped to inspire others to do the same. 

This could be you (A very happy Amaka) in every areas of your life if you truly want. 

The year 2023 is fast approaching and going into it with no tangible goals in mind can be counterproductive to you. 

In fact, setting goals is an important aspect of personal and professional development, as it can help you to define your priorities, focus your efforts, and measure your progress. 

Goals can provide you with direction, motivation, and a sense of accomplishment, and they can also help you to stay on track and avoid becoming distracted or sidetracked.

Here are some tips for setting and achieving your goals:

1. Be specific: Goals should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART). This means that your goals should be clear and well-defined, with specific criteria for success and a deadline for achieving them.

2. Make a plan: Once you have set your goals, it is important to create a plan for achieving them. This should include specific steps and action items that you will take to achieve your goals, as well as a timeline for completing them.

3. Monitor and adjust your progress: As you work towards achieving your goals, it is important to regularly monitor your progress and make adjustments as needed. This can help you to stay on track and ensure that you are making progress towards your goals.

4. Celebrate your successes: Achieving your goals can be a great accomplishment, and it is important to celebrate your successes. This can provide you with a sense of accomplishment and motivation to continue working towards your goals.

5. Stay committed and persistent: Achieving your goals can require hard work and dedication, and it is important to stay committed and persistent in pursuit of your goals. Don't be discouraged by setbacks or obstacles, and continue to work towards your goals even when it is difficult.

Overall, setting and achieving goals can be a powerful tool for personal and professional development. By setting and working towards specific, well-defined goals, you can improve your chances of success and achieve your goals more easily.

Lastly, don't plan for 2023 in 2023, the time for planning is now! If you need my help to make a tailored SMART goal specific to you, send me a message let's plan together for a token. 

I, Etumnu Matthew Chidi is rooting for you to smash your goals!!!

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