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Get S.M.A.R.T. in 2021

Happy New Year! Wow. We made it!


I'm betraying my age with the title of this blog- how many of you remember the mostly black and white series from the late 60s (starring Don Adams and Barbara Feldon): Get Smart?


There is a business phrase that goes "work smarter not harder." That's my hope for you as you begin this new year.


In 1981 George T. Doran submitted a theory for writing goals and objectives. He utilized a mnemonic acronym called "SMART":

Specific – target a specific area for improvement Measurable – quantify an indicator of progress Assignable – specify who, if anybody, am I waiting for to get it done Realistic – state what results can realistically be achieved Time-related – specify when the result(s) can be achieved

What would SMART living look like for you?

Physically, it could be weight loss, exercise, eating healthier or getting more sleep
Spiritually, you might begin to meditate daily, get back to worship or pick up an inspirational book
Mentally, consider mindfulness practice to help you create a cleaner space in your mind and heart
Emotionally, the first step might mean forgiving yourself, someone else, or a person (perhaps deceased) who may have hurt you 
Interpersonally, do you need to connect with real people, honest people or maybe disconnect from those who bring you down?  

Why wait... do it today! As the memorable line goes in the movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: "It will be alright in the end and if it’s not all right it’s not the end."


Finally, if you need help starting and/or reaching your New Year's goals, go to KickStart '21 today! You can begin today, tomorrow or even next month. It's your time... seriously... it is YOUR time!