Don’t forget to give your goals a deadline

Remembering to use the S.M.A.R.T formula when setting goals makes a huge difference in actually achieving them. It’s easy to set a goal yet forget the importance of setting yourself up to achieve it. Clearly, I didn’t remember to set a deadline for my Paper Project.

(Read about the history of the S.M.A.R.T goal here)

S.M.A.R.T Goals are:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Time-based

It’s time to wrap up the Paper Project, so it’s time to give myself a deadline of January 1 to have all of my “old” papers filed or shredded. My files for the new year are already set up.

December is a great time to go through old files, set up new ones, and start 2017 out right.

How great would it feel when tax-time comes to know everything is ready to go? Give yourself a S.M.A.R.T goal and set up your own “paper project” for success heading into 2017.




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