SMART Goals for 2015

With 2015 almost upon us, it’s a good time to review goals for the next year. When I talk with entrepreneurs, I enjoy asking about their big-picture goals. Too often, I’ll hear “my goal is to build a successful tech company.” Great, what does successful mean (here’s my definition of a successful business)? That’s when I like to drill in and talk about SMART goals:

  • Specific – What exactly are you going to accomplish?
  • Measurable – How can you track it?
  • Actionable – What steps do you need to take?
  • Realistic – Is it truly feasible to accomplish the goal?
  • Timeline – When will it be finished?

The next time you think of goals, think of SMART goals.

What else? What are some other thoughts on setting SMART goals?

3 thoughts on “SMART Goals for 2015

  1. I believe in setting a FEW large goals and then working on the steps to carry it out. Creating scores of big goals will weigh you down and you will feel deflated once you can not master being an astronaut, learning to speak Mandarin, French, and Portuguese, building an ark, and several other smaller desires.

  2. Greetings from Atlanta: City of Peace. My 2015 goal repeats my 2014 goal. My dream is to locate and engage a proven civic and/or business leader who can temporarily overlook the common developmental circumstances that every organization faces. My ideal candidate will be able to focus our historic service possibilities of propelling Atlanta into its true destiny of being formalized into a global capital of peace so that it will grow to inspire our entire global family. It is exciting for us to have Dr. Yunus already referencing our brand-concept and that Atlanta will be hosting, next November, the 2015 World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates (please see my comment at end of article; under “ATLpeace”).

    To excelling in the overall mission for Atlanta: City of Peace and to propelling concept projects, like Peace Pop, into widely celebrated annual events in venues like Centennial Olympic Park with capacities of 200,000.
    Happy New Year-2015!

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