How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals

Do you set goals? I’m sure you do and I’m sure you have heard all the reasons under the sun of why and how you should set them. So today I just want to quickly share with you what one guide I use that has given me the greatest success. And that is by setting S.M.A.R.T.E.R. goals.


As far back as I can remember, I have been a goal setter. I think there just may be a specific part of my DNA designed just for goal setting. Be it so, it doesn’t mean I have always had the best goals or even the greatest outcomes. Some were a success while some, not so much. That is until I found out about S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals.

This is a fantastic video of people interviewing for the position of “Director of Operations” for a fake company called Rehtom Inc. The requirements are strenuous and their reactions are priceless. Especially when the current holder of the position is revealed at the end.

7 Questions to Target Goals with a Clear Vision

About a year ago I was invited by a friend to an indoor shooting range. Having never been to one I happily joined him. However, I soon had a Homer Simpson “D’OH!” moment. I left my glasses at home and didn’t realize it until I was in the booth trying to aim at the target in front of me.

7 Questions to Target Goals with a Clear Vision

The real reason I left my glasses is not because I forgot them, but rather at the time I was fighting the fact that I HAD to wear them. I was simply just being stubborn about the idea of needing assistance to see clearly. But this event did teach me a great lesson that I want to share with you.

7 Reflection Questions for Success

What if I told you that you could possibly be missing out on invaluable information to your success? Also, that this information is very easy to obtain but most people don’t even know it is available. Would you be interested?

Reflection Time

There of course are many factors that work congruently for your success. One that I want to share with you today is highly important and should be utilized habitually. It is so crucial to your success that it needs to be part of your end of day routine or what I call my “wind down” time. And that is the time you sit and reflect on the day’s activities while personally asking and answering the right questions.

Can the Impossible be Fun?

This past week I had the fantastic opportunity to spend some time at Disney World with my family and great friends. It was a first for us and the experience was phenomenal! There was so much to see and do but there was one thing that completely captivated me.

Disney World

As the final hour was upon our trip, we were headed to exit the park and I noticed a sign with a simple but very profound quote by Walt Disney. It read, “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” I immediately thought, “WOW! How amazing of a statement from a man that speaks from real experience and success.” And I haven’t stopped thinking about it since.

Dive In!

Growing up, there was a local water park that some friends and I would attend many days during the summer. In the middle of the large swimming pool area was a tall blue platform used for diving. To an adult, this structure was average in height but to a kid it was like jumping off a cliff.

Just Dive!

I wanted so much to dive off that platform but each time I climbed up and looked over the edge, I stopped. No matter how much I tried, I just could not make myself jump. The reason was that my level of fear was greater than my level of desire.