Why Your 2015 Goals are Likely to Fail

Are SMART goals actually that smart?

At the start of the New Year, I set about to give a company-wide presentation on the topic of creating successful goals and plans for 2015.  It’s sort of traditional to use the New Year to renew your focus on setting goals and priorities; and I wanted to inspire our teams to really get focused on what they want to accomplish this year.

As I was preparing for this presentation, I found myself going down the path of the typical goal-setting advice and espousing the traditional SMART methodology, which says to be valid and successful, goals should be:

  • Specific
  • Measureable
  • Achievable
  • Relevant
  • Time-bound

Or should they?

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