My face was blank as I stared at him because I was not completely sure whether I should laugh or cry, and I felt too off-kilter to do either.
His promotional spiel was of the sort that inspires incredulity. Let’s face it, to stand before a congregation, seated in a church that has obvious infrastructural challenges, and make an appeal for contributions toward the building of a 30 million dollar edifice, not their own… well – that takes a ‘special’ kind of gumption.
How could a sane adult be so utterly oblivious?
Goals are wonderful things.
The type of goals that would make the faces of my former lecturers shine – Specific. Measurable. Attainable. Relevant. Time-bound goals.
Well-designed SMART goals offer clear direction and purpose and provide a framework that enables you to move in a timely, progressive fashion toward the end zone. They work remarkably well in corporate life, where the delegation of responsibility is possible and employees are easily replaced on a ‘sick day’.
In fact, if your life trends toward predictability and dramatic shifts are as frequent as a blue moon, SMART goals should serve you well.