Goals Checkup - Are your 2017 Goals SMART and Balanced?

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 Goals Checkup - Are your 2017 Goals
SMART and Balanced?goals

Most of us should have our Goals set for 2017 by now and I am sure that all of you fine folks out in Active Rain land do, but that does not mean that we dont need to do a regular review of those goals.

One of my goals for this year has been to spend at least an hour every Monday, pulling out my goals and plans and doing a review to see how I am doing and get back on track.

So in the interest of this I thought I would share a little video made by Erica Olson on creating SMART Goals, along with notes on this topic.



Are your goals ‘SMART’?

  • Specific
    • Are they well defined and clear.
    • Examples
      • Not specific
        • Become debt free
      • Specific
        • Pay off $30,000 in credit cards and $33,000 in student loans


  • Measurable
    • You need to quantify your objectives so you can measure your achievement
      • How much?
      • How many?
      • How will I know when it is accomplished?
    • Examples
      • Not specific
        • Get fit
      • Specific
        • Lose 25 pounds
        • Have cholesterol of less than 200
        • Run 5 miles 3 times a week


  • Attainable
    • Are your goals resonable and attainable?
    • Your goals must be realistic
    • You can't have world peace tomorrow
    • Is it possible to become millionaire in a year, can you detail how you will get there?
    • Set real goals not unrealistic dreams


  • Relevant
    • Your goals must be aligned with your core values (Franklin Planner does this well)
    • Who you are and what's important to you?
    • Will your goals bring you closer to your values or conflict with what is important to you?


  • Time Sensitive
    • You think, act and react with the urgency and appropriate energy defined by the task
    • Deadlines create challenge, and you will inherently respond to the challenge


Are your goals Balanced?

    • Look back at your goals and be sure they represent each area of your life in a balanced way.
    • Many people become successful in one area of life, but are utter failures in many other areas
    • True achievement and life fulfillment happens when you have success...
      • at home
      • in your career
      • in your spiritual life
      • in all areas that are important to you.
      • Be sure you are giving appropriate attention to all critical areas of your life



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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Bob.  I've already started to reach out and gear up my goals for 2017.  It started this week and will continue all this year and next.

Dec 15, 2016 03:09 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Bob. Honing in on specific points and will be ready to go! Enjoy your day!

Dec 15, 2016 04:54 AM #2
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Bob Crane - balaced goals or just palin balance, to me is the glue that keeps it all together. 

Dec 15, 2016 05:31 AM #3
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

All good stuff, yet, it's the time for work and play that will determine how SMART goals would be reached. Unfortunately many agents won't separate their work time from their personal or family time and work too much, so instead of working smarter not harder they miss many of life's Blessings.

Dec 15, 2016 05:21 PM #4
Greg Mona
RE/MAX Platinum Living - Scottsdale, AZ
YOUR Local Real Estate and Design Resource in AZ!

Nice list here Bob Crane!  I'm sincerely hoping this year when we have our annual meeting and set goals for the coming year we carry out the specific goals we have had on "the list" for the past several years. It's easy to set goals but not so easy to achieve them!

Dec 15, 2016 05:38 PM #5
Dorothy Liu
Alain Pinel Realtors - Los Altos, CA
Broker Associate, Silicon Valley Area,650-492-0859

Good reminder for the new year!

Dec 15, 2016 05:42 PM #6
Sally Crane
WMS - Unity, WI
Woodland appraisal support.

Thanks for the reminder, Bob, with your help I have been doing the SMART goals for many years now.

Dec 15, 2016 08:47 PM #7
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Bob - she does a really great job of of explaining SMART as well as your examples.  This is a timely post.

Dec 16, 2016 04:30 AM #8
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Good morning, Bob!

There are times in our goal setting we forget to be specific or to include all aspect of out lives.  This is a good reminder.


Dec 16, 2016 05:07 AM #9
Sal Poliandro - NJ Bergen County Realtor
RE/MAX Properties - Ridgewood, NJ
Short Sale Specialist - CDPE, SRES, SFR, IRES

Well thought out post. Thanks for sharing. Here is to a great 2017! 

Dec 16, 2016 07:09 AM #10
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Thanks for the goals checkup.  Looking forward to a fantastic 2017!

Dec 17, 2016 09:26 AM #11
Peter Mohylsky
Your Bucket List Broker along 30a

December is a good time to check out goals.  They do need to be SMART and written out.

Dec 17, 2016 10:32 AM #12
Nicholas Crane
Crane Forest and Property Management - Cadott, WI
Managing & Appraising Forest Land

I've already been working on my SMART goals for the upcoming year.  2017 loos to be very promising.

Dec 17, 2016 06:34 PM #13
Diana Dahlberg
1 MONTH REALTY - Kenosha, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

No better time than now to be getting those 2017 goals in place.  Thank you for sharing this video and the notes ... all good points.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Bob!

Dec 21, 2016 11:59 AM #14
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Excellent reminder for those that aren't ready for next year. I like  your lists and how you break down attainable goals!  Happy New Year!

Dec 26, 2016 09:40 AM #15
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Scheduling your goals into your week and reviewing your goals weekly are great ways to ensure you accomplish the small steps that lead to big accomplishments by chipping away at them weekly. SMART Goals have been taught at Buffini & Company for years so it's a concept I've long embraced. Great post Bob and nice video it added value to the post.

Jan 23, 2017 08:56 PM #16
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