Every year around June or July I evaluate where I am, what I’ve
accomplished, and where I want to by year’s end. This year it’s a little different (engaged and married within a 6 month time frame) so it’s realistic to say that many of my goals will now include my husband Dr. B. We comprise a “freshman” family, and it’s time to get serious about moving our family forward in the right direction, and I believe goals are essential to this effort.
I’m one of those people that believes in setting SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely), and write them down. I’m a firm believer in SMART goals, I even taught the concept as a professor in my introduction to business management class. So, I’m going to use this formula for writing my goals. I haven’t begun to write them, but I know what areas of my life they will center around:
- Our house: We put it up for sell a few weeks ago
- Personal Finances: The wedding and reception depleted our cash savings
- Health and Fitness: Back to basic nutrition and fitness, creating healthy habits
- My PhD: scheduling my remaining classes, and evaluating my dissertation topic.
Maintaining Healthy, Happy Marriage: Admittedly this takes work, (I blogged about that last week) and a concerted effort on both of our parts
So I have 5 action items, that I’m going to write SMART goals for over the next week or so. What do you think? Did I forget something? Do you write personal goals and objective? I’d love to have your input.
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