[介紹] 成功人士的秘訣:你知道S.M.A.R.T.法則嗎?


  Successful people are objective. They have realistic targets in mind. They know what they are looking for and why they are fighting for it. Successful people create and pursue S.M.A.R.T. goals.


  S.M.A.R.T. goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. Let’s briefly review each:


  Specific– A general goal would be, “Get in shape.” But a related specific goal would be, “Join a health club and workout 3 days a week for the next 52 weeks.” A specific goal has a far greater chance of being accomplished because it has defined parameters and constraints.


  Measurable– There must be a logical system for measuring the progress of a goal. To determine if your goal is measurable, ask yourself questions like: How much time? How many total? How will I know when the goal is accomplished? etc. When you measure your progress, you stay on track, reach your target dates, and experience the exhilaration of achievement that spurs you on to continued efforts required to reach your goal.

  衡量性——目標一定要有一個可以衡量其進程的邏輯體系。怎 樣才能確定你的目標是不是具有衡量性呢?你可以問自己以下幾個問題:要花多少時間?一共有多少?我怎樣才能知道目標已經完成了?等等。當你在衡量進程的時 候,你就可以控制目標完成的情況,每次完成了進程中的一個小目標就會帶給你成就感,促使你更加努力地去完成既定目標。

  Attainable–To be attainable, a goal must represent an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work. In other words, the goal must be realistic. The big question here is: How can the goal be accomplished?


  Relevant– Relevance stresses the importance of choosing goals that matter. For example, an internet entrepreneur’s goal to “Make 75 tuna sandwiches by 2:00PM.” may be Specific, Measurable, and Attainable, but lacks Relevance to an entrepreneurs overarching objective of building a profitable online business.


  Timely– A goal must be grounded within a time frame, giving the goal a target date. A commitment to a deadline helps you focus your efforts on the completion of the goal on or before the due date. This part of the S.M.A.R.T. goal criteria is intended to prevent goals from being overtaken by daily distractions.


  When you identify S.M.A.R.T. goals that are truly important to you, you become motivated to figure out ways to attain them. Goals that once seemed far away and out of reach eventually move closer and become attainable, not because your goals shrink, but because you grow and expand to match them.