Where You’ve Been, Where You Are and Where You’re Headed

Mitch Schneider
October 8, 2019

I have uncovered a number of critically important and irrefutable truths over the course of the seven decades I’ve been hanging out on this planet.

The first is that good things rarely happen serendipitously. Generally speaking, they are the result of planning and hard work. Sure, every once in awhile you catch an anomalous break. But, by definition, anomalous breaks aren’t something you can count on.

It really does take planning and hard work, SMART goals and objectives and a deep understanding and appreciation of where you’ve been, where you are and where you would like to be. A clear vision of you operating in the future you so desperately seek to create.

SMART goals and objectives are critical because without them you are trying to steer a boat that has no rudder. You’re headed wherever the tide takes you.

What are SMART goals and objectives? They are Specific. Measurable. Achievable. Realistic and Time-specific. Goals and objectives that do not incorporate these five important elements are nothing more or less than dreams.

But, in order for them to be SMART, they must take into account where you’ve been, where you are and where you would like to be.

These are lessons that I learned, but not as early as I would have liked. They are lessons I’ve taught and taken to heart. Lessons that were and are still instrumental in my continuing recovery. They helped me to try a little harder, drink a little more and walk a little farther.

If you haven’t tried using this technology, give it a shot. After all, what have you got to lose?

 

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