A GOAL IS A DREAM WITH A TIMETABLE

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If you have a dream it will not be realized unless you take action. You will need to put that dream in action with a time table.  But before you take action you need a blueprint. These blueprints are called your goals.  There are several very important steps to goal achievement.

Let’s start the process imagining your dreams. Do an inventory of your dreams and put them on paper. Visual and verbalize them. This will build the motivation to achieve your goal. If you have made goals in the past and have not achieved them one reason may be that you did not have a burning desire and, therefore, not driven to achieve them. New Year’s resolutions fall into this category many times.

When you think about your life, your daily journey, how well do you plan and organize it? Your life’s journey is the MOST important trip you will ever take. So why is it that we spend more time planning a two-week vacation than planning our life’s work? Our life work would include a balance between personal goals and career goals.

A balanced approach might include personal goals in areas such as mental development, ethics, family, physical, financial and social. The career and business goals might include the following: productivity, time management, people skills, and influencing skills.

Have you heard the term SMART Goals? Let me introduce WHYSMART Goals as follows:

W – Goals should be Written.

H – Goals should be Harmonious with you purpose and dreams in life.

Y – Goals must be Yours and reflect your personal vision and burning desire.

S – Goals must be Specific. Vague goals cause confusion and frustration.

M – Goals must be Measurable. Attain annual sales of 4 million dollars is a measurable goal; developing a goal of increased sales is vague and not at all measurable.

A - Attainable goals spark excitement and action. Goals that are beyond reach produce frustration and discouragement. Attainable goals should also provide a challenge.

R – Goals must be Realistically high and results oriented. Challenging goals stimulate creativity and commitment.

T – Goals must be Time bound. Goals that do not specify target dates have a tendency to get lost. “Goals are dreams with deadlines.” – Diana Scharf Hunt

If you do not set “achievement dates” for your goals you’ll get caught in the trap of “someday.” As in, “Someday, I’ll do that.”

Take a look at your calendar. You will find: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. What you will not find is Someday. So not only does someday never come, it doesn’t exist!

 

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WHYSMART is an excellent criterion to make sure that you are maximizing the goal setting process to your professional and personal advantage. Make sure that all of your goals, tangible and intangible as well as short or long-term, are evaluated against WHYSMART, and you will see a distinct difference in your ability to accomplish anything you desire. Read a similar blog on our website titled TURN YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY WITH GOALS.

 

Would you like help with planning your goals for next year?

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  1. Roy Kelley 11/27/2016 03:00 AM
  2. Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers 11/21/2016 09:39 PM
  3. Debbie Reynolds 11/28/2016 12:00 PM
  4. Gabe Sanders 11/29/2016 11:45 PM
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Ron Aguilar
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End of year, it's time to reevaluate your goals in writing. Don't  forget to implement those goals...

Nov 21, 2016 11:45 PM #45
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Good morning, Grant. Thanks so much for your comments on my blogs.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Nov 22, 2016 12:28 AM #46
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Diana Dahlberg
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A fabulous post ... and a great ending which summarizes the importance of setting goals!

Take a look at your calendar. You will find: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. What you will not find is Someday. So not only does someday never come, it doesn’t exist!

 

Nov 22, 2016 01:36 PM #47
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Grant Schneider
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Marte - that is right and without dreams there is no WHY.

Vegas Bob - thank you, I am always happy to have your support.

Praful - the results and timeline are of the essense.

Alison - glad you are staying on track with the 411 system.

Latunya - thank you for that.

 

Nov 22, 2016 07:10 PM #48
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Grant Schneider
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Tony and Suzanne - glad you concur with the blueprint and thanks for re blogging.

Sham - no burning desire is certainly a big reason to fail.

Fred - thanks for the Danny Devito comparison and Happy Thanksgiving.

Rose - our goals should be realistic and then we can work toward them.

John - yes is must be time bound to be a goal.

Ron - re evaluate for 2017 the written goals.  Good plan.

Roy - thank you for your re blogging.  Have a great Thanksgiving.

Diana - for sure get rid of someday.  It does not exist.

Nov 22, 2016 07:21 PM #49
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John Wiley
Jones & Co. Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Grant, this is a great reminder.

Dreams can not be realized if there is no action taken.

 

Nov 23, 2016 07:23 AM #50
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for your comments on my blogs. 

Have a great day and an outstanding Thanksgiving.

Nov 23, 2016 07:31 AM #51
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Lou Ludwig
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Grant

Your insight on goals are right on point.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 23, 2016 10:49 PM #52
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Lou Ludwig
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Grant

Congratulations on receiving the feature for your post.

Good luck and

Lou Ludwig

Nov 23, 2016 10:51 PM #53
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Grant Schneider
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John - right, I is time to just do it.

Roy - thanks, have a great Thanksgiving.

Lou - thanks, I hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

Nov 24, 2016 05:12 AM #54
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Harry F. D'Elia
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We very much appreciate you sharing this information with us today.

Nov 24, 2016 05:15 AM #55
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Gabe Sanders
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Good morning Grant.  I hope you and your family enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving Day today.

Nov 24, 2016 05:50 AM #56
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Grant Schneider
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Harry - thanks, Hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

Gabe -  thank you and I wish the same to you and your family.

Nov 24, 2016 06:57 AM #57
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Love this post, including the title, Grant Schneider - definitely a great list to go by to achieve those attainable goals. Such an inspiring post, Grant!

Nov 26, 2016 11:01 AM #58
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Ed Silva
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Just going about business on a day to day basis is far from being a professional.  A business needs a written plan with time-lines for objectives

Nov 26, 2016 06:48 PM #59
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Debbie Reynolds
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Without goals we wander and don't reach our target like we should. Having time goals is an important part of any plan. I like this message, Grant.

Nov 27, 2016 06:08 PM #60
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Kimo Jarrett
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A very excellent post. Most important is to get started and stick to your plan.

Nov 28, 2016 01:42 PM #61
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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I am glad that Gabe Sanders reposted this since I missed it before - The WHY of WHYSMART is really important and one that most people miss - Written, Harmonious, and Yours - I love it! 

Nov 30, 2016 03:57 AM #62
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Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
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I've heard and taught SMART for years, I've never heard of WHYSMART. I love it!

Nov 30, 2016 02:08 PM #63
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Grant Schneider
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Debe - thank you.  I am very flattered.

Ed - that is the difference between working IN and working ON your business.

Debbie - wandering through may not get us where we want to go.

Kimo - yes, sticking to the plan is important.

Lise - that does really make it your why.

Tammy - thanks, glad you love it.

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