\"A man without a goal, you are like a ship without a rudder.\" Thomas Carlyle _ You know people, perhaps yourself, who would be lost without a \"To Do\" list. Daily, weekly, monthly tasks that result in specific intended results. Many people will consider this as their goals. Indeed, you can call them \'goals\' if you wish. But I want to distinguish this concept further. I call these daily, weekly, monthly tasks \"Outcomes\" _ they are important steps on the way to achieving goals but they are a small part of the overall intended result.
Attainable _ Let\'s face it. Not everyone is physically gifted like Michael Jordan. For me the goal of breaking Mike\'s points per game record is simply unattainable. In that same breath I will say that you can do almost anything you put your mind to. SMART goal setting dictates that you must only set daily goals that are under your control. Using our example above it would not be good to set a goal that said, \"I will get 2 business leads every day no matter what.\" This is setting yourself up for failure. It was a huge mistake I made when just starting out in MLM. I set that very goal and then beat myself up when I didn\'t reach it every single day. A better goal would state \"I am prospecting at least 5 people every day to get 30 leads each month.\" That means I am marketing to at least 5 people every day on average. The one thing everyone has control of is their work habit. We can\'t dictate the results, but we can do the work and let the law of averages take over. That\'s SMART goal setting.