You’ve probably heard of setting S.M.A.R.T. goals. But have you heard of setting S.T.U.P.I.D. goals?
S stands for Spectacular. Goals have to be attainable, but we run the risk of sometimes making our goals too small. Without being ridiculous, our goals should be spectacular. If we don’t achieve it 100%, what would happen if we achieved 70%, or even 50% of our goals? A spectacular goal is also an inspiring goal.
T stands for Thankful. When we’re setting a goal and creating affirmations, each goal should be stated from a standpoint of gratitude. We have an incredible amount to be thankful for. It’s very important to begin our goal setting from a state of gratitude.
U stands for Uplifting. We should recite our goals aloud. Just thinking about our goals should lift our spirits. They should make us so excited that we have a better day just thinking about them.
P stands for Powertiveⓒ. Speaking of positive, I came up with the word powertiveⓒ. It means “powerful and positive”. For example, we can set a goal to lose five pounds in the upcoming year, or we can set a goal to weigh 195 pounds at the end of next year. Which one is powertiveⓒ? The one that states a positive outcome.
I stands for Inspiring. To achieve our goals, we need to be held accountable. We need to share our goals with another person, friend, or family member who could help keep us accountable in achieving our goals. In sharing our goal with another person, they might become inspired and excited about the journey we’re about to undertake to attain this goal. In fact, they might even decide to start setting goals themselves.
D stands for Deserved. I believe that a big reason why a lot of people don’t reach their goals is they self-sabotage. The reason they self-sabotage might be because deep inside, psychologically they don’t think they deserve to attain that goal. They might have a bad self image. One of the ways to overcome this is through affirmations.Remember, we have to believe that we deserve the goal that we are setting for ourselves. Click To Tweet
When setting goals, they should be smart, but there’s no shame in having them be a little bit stupid, too!