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Since I can FINALLY talk about something other than Obama and his/America’s awesomeness, I wanted to be true to my word and post an addendum to Goals should be SMART, just like you! I know that you read this brilliant post, but just in case you didn’t, please read it now. ‘Cause really, I’ll never know the difference.
Now that I know you are enlightened by my genius, we can add another piece to this SMART puzzle. In the last 2 weeks, I have become a Twitter addict, mainly because I’ve been able to market my new business as well as find fellow coaches/experts/potential clients to “tweet” (that’s Twittertalk for…um….talk) with. One of the greatest finds as of yet is Julie Bestry of Best Results Organizing. Julie is a Professional Organizer who helps you clear you tangible & emotional clutter. She commented that
“I’m all for SMART goals, but I often joke with clients that we should make SMARTY goals, where the Y stands for YOURS. Too often, the goals and resolutions people make are designed to serve someone else’s expectations and/or aspirations.”
When I Grow Up was born to encourage people to find their own path, & adding that Y is such a huge way to both discover your goals and increase your probabilities of success. Allowing the client to find the truth for him or herself is an enormous life coach competency, and we are trained to never ask leading questions or offer suggestions to a problem unless we ask permission. Throughout my schooling, I’ve seen numerous examples of unenthused clients when they are told what to do without finding it out for themselves. Usually, they’re so unenthused that they won’t follow-through. But if they come up with the goal, or the solution, or the decision – light bulb! They’re off and running.
This also holds true if you’re setting goals based on the expectations of others. Are you on a diet because you want to be thinner/healthier/able to run a marathon, or is it because your Mom started calling you Jiggle Arms? Even if she said it endearingly, that’s still uncool. Unless having your Mom calling you Jiggle Arms makes you want to lift some weights so that she’ll shut her Big Piehole.
Let’s review. SMARTY Goals now stand for
Jiggle Arms. Geez.