Be a busy bee and work on your goals.

Be a busy bee and work on your goals.

If you’re like me, then setting goals  and keeping them is not your nature. I have learned the hard way that have specific goals helps me get more down instead of doing several things at once and getting nowhere.

A very productive way to write a goal is to use the SMART method. Basically, it boils down to:

  • Specific: Choose a specific goal. Don’t say ’save more’, but instead choose ‘put aside 5% of my paycheck into a savings account.’
  • Measurable: How do you know when you reached your goal? If you are saving an emergency fund up, consider setting aside 3-6 months of living expenses.
  • Attainable: Work on 1 or 2 goals at a time so you don’t feel overwhelmed. 
  • Realistic: Make sure your goal is something you can do and truly believe in.
  • Time Based: By setting a deadline, you can work backwards and break down the steps into mini goals.

It’s helped me acheive some of my career goals and I’m using it for my financial goals that I update very month.

Photo Credit: Todd Huffman

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