Goals are now ‘smarter’! 2

Goals are now ‘smarter’! 2

We’ve seen how to set goals. Getting them is another ball game. Let’s learn how.

SMARTER: STRATEGY, MILESTONE, ACTION, RESOURCES, TEAM, ELASTIC/EXPLORE, RETREAT/REFIRE/REWARD

STRATEGY:

This is simply a plan of action encompassing a period of time to achieve a goal

It is the efficient use of available resources.

It’s all about gaining (or being prepared to gain) a position of advantage over adversaries or best exploiting emerging possibilities.

You must have strategy to avoid tragedy.

Strategy has its origin in warfare. Life is not all about the funfair but warfare. It is actually the art of a troop leader, office of general, command.

How do I go about it? What time? With who? Where? When? This is strategy. This is one of the key ingredients you need to ‘get’ your goals.

MILESTONE:

This sets plans into practical, concrete terms with real budgets, deadlines and responsibilities.

Here, specific actions to be taken are listed

Give each milestone the following: name, start date, end date, budget, responsible party etc

It shows you how far you are to achieving your goals.

E.g The person gunning for Professorship must ideally go through Nursery, Primary, Secondary, First Degree, Masters, PhD etc. When you are in Secondary school for instance, it’s a milestone. You know where you are and what to do next.

How do you know you are closure or still farther from your dreams without having milestones?

ACTION:

Now this is where the rubber meets the road.

Enough of the talk, stories, excuses…GET GOING. JUST DO IT (Nike teaches)

Your words are nothing when your actions are complete opposite. This is one of the foundational keys to success.

The great aim of education is not knowledge but ACTION-Herbert Spencer

In fact, faith is in DOING. Faith without works is dead.

Things don’t just happen; they are deliberately made to happen by certain actions.

Procrastination is the thief of time-it is the lazy man’s excuse.

It is the do-ers that a blessed. BE A DO-ER

You can never build a reputation on what you’re going to do. You build one by what you are doing or what you’ve done.

All of your imagination will amount to nothing without DOING

Get to work, dust yourself.

ACT OR ACCEPT.

RESOURCES:

To achieve your goals, you must properly assemble certain resources e.g a team, time, money etc

Time is life’s currency- you use time to exchange for what you desire.

We all have the same number of hours per day

How have you maximized/optimized the usage of time?

Life may not be completely fair (I know) but it is fair enough to give everyone 24 hours a day.

TEAM:

TOGETHER EACH ACHIEVES MORE (TEAM)

No one is an Island. Nobody makes it in isolation.

Get your contemporaries and trusted progressives who can challenge you and remind you of the goals you set.

Talents win games, teamwork wins championships said someone.

You can’t be good at everything. Major on your strengths and let others make up for your weaknesses.

It is iron that sharpens iron the Bible says.

There’s only so much you can do alone-alone you can do so little but together so much more.

Network=Networth

When I is replaced by WE, ILLness becomes WELLness.

One will chase a thousand but 2 shall chase tens of thousands.

You see, it is great to do what you love but greater with a great team

EXPLORE:

The only substitute for hardwork is a hardlife

You’ve got to research, study wide, observe, travel, ask questions, go for seminars, read books, seek a mentor etc

There’s always something to learn, unlearn and relearn. Have you heard that the illiterate in the 21st century is not him who can neither read nor write but one who refuses to learn, un-learn and re-learn.

You see, the more you know about a thing, the better advantaged you are.

You want to start a business for instance, doing feasibility study is non-negotiable

RETREAT/REST/REFIRE/REWARD:

I know I’ve challenged us to explore, take action and just DO. Please you must also find time to RETREAT. 

Go back regularly to the drawing board. Take some time off from the busy schedule say for instance, every quarter for 2/3 days then MEDITATE, TAKE STOCK, ADJUST, RE-STRATEGIZE

REST: learn to rest before you’re laid to rest. 

If you don’t rest/retreat, you may get weary and worn out. In fact, your efficiency reduces.

When you RETREAT/REST you’re automatically REFIRED because you’re re-charged and wired up to do more

Lastly, REWARD yourself.

Take yourself out on a treat. Invite me if you can. Lol.

If you don’t take care of yourself, WHO WILL?

All work and no play makes, BOLANLE, USMAN AND NGOZI a lazy being

This reward should come as often as you achieve certain goals.

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