Over the years I have been introduced to many words that are represented by the ‘A’ in SMART Goals. The most common word is ‘Attainable’ though I believe that when writing goals it is even more important that you use A for ‘As If”.
As if the goal has already happened…. lets use the goal of increasing revenue by $15,000 per month by Dec 31, 2012. Most people will write that goal as a variation of I will generate $15,000 or more in additional monthly revenue by December 31st, 2012. The goal should read….Its December 31st, 2012 and I have created more that $15,000 in additional monthly revenue.
Why do you believe it might be more powerful to write your goals this way?