Once you have defined your goals using the SMART method (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely), the next step is to establish the discipline to meet those goals.
But infusing discipline into your everyday doesn’t have to be daunting or monotonous. Here are some tips to help you get going… and get smart about it.
- Set micro-goals. If getting started is a problem, start small then assess how much closer you are to your overall goal. For example, if your big goal is to make calls to Agents, your micro-goal could be as simple as make a list of Agents.
- Minimize distraction. Close your door. Shut off email. Log-off from social media until you meet your most important daily goals. Not only will you get more done, you will get done more quickly and with a greater sense of satisfaction.
- Create a routine. A good way to avoid wasting time is to start each day with the same tasks. If phone calls, followed by appointments then paperwork is your best use of time, then make that your daily habit.
- End the day with tomorrow’s list. At the end of each day, create a list of the next day’s priorities. When you arrive the next morning, you can get moving quickly toward making progress on your goals.
Reaching your goals is achievable when you apply SMART strategies and healthy habits.