The SMART Way to Your Dreams

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If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...

  • Life is way too short, so take risks!
    Danger or risk can mean different things to different people. However, in order for you to achieve and create the life of your dreams and reach your goals you need to take risks! It is when you get out of your comfort zone that you truly live and achieve your goals.
    So how do you do that? Make a list of goals and dreams you want to accomplish. Then pick your top priority goal or the goal you wish to focus on first and define this goal by using the SMART system. A goal should always follow the SMART system. SMART stands for specific, measurable, achievable, results focused and time-bound.
    Specific should address the what, why and how. Measurable should be tangible and have evidence of what will be achieved by reaching the goal. Achievable should be defined where the goal stretches you but also is reachable and can be accomplished. Results focused should measure outcomes and not activities. Lastly time bound should represent a date and time and imply some kind of urgency to the goal. Lastly this goal should be broken down into activities to help you accomplish it.
    Are you afraid to ask for a raise, apply for a new job, travel to a new country or go back to school?
    Let’s use take the goal of traveling to to a new country as an example. First we’ll define the goal by using the SMART system mentioned above. The goal is to visit Australia by the end of December 2015 to experience Sidney Opera House and increase your knowledge of Australian culture, experience the architecture, attend a famous show and collect pictures for a professional photo album.
    Now let’s break it into steps: buy a book that gives yourself ideas about that country, seek out a travel agent, set up a budget, connect with others who have been there, formulate a plan for the logistics, select a show and secure photo equipment.
    This is one example, but do this for everything you want to accomplish in life. By applying SMART goals you can create a roadmap to where you wish to go. Define the goal using SMART, create and act on the steps you wish to take, then go for it! With a firm action plan you can move closer to your dreams!
    You only live once. Do you want to live with regret that you didn’t try something in life or do you want to say at least you tried, whether or not you completely achieved your dream or not? The more risks you take, the closer you will be to achieving your ultimate dreams. Your life could transform overnight! What you send out to the universe will come back to you. Just believe! Get started now to create and accomplish the ultimate life of your dreams!

    Sonja Fisher

    Dr. Sonja Fisher is passionate about inspiring others to create the life of their dreams. Sonja’s platform focuses on propelling women to reach the top of their field in information technology, business and entertainment. As Mrs. Corporate America in 2009-2010, she influenced many women and students to pursue these dreams. Sonja co-founded the first national technical sorority in America, Alpha Sigma Kappa. Sonja is a published author and speaker and has a doctorate in business. Sonja has over 25 years of experience in the software industry and also loves to act. She can be found in many films, webisodes, commercials, newspapers, radio and television shows. In her spare time, Sonja is a marathon runner. Her goal is to run a marathon in every state, so far she has completed eleven states. Her motto is, “Never give up on your dreams because they are about to come true.”

    For more information, please visit sonjafisher.com.

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    1. danlaske
      danlaske says:

      Sonja, you never cease to amaze! May twenty five thousand people read your words today and find inspiration in them. Your SMART System WORKS! I know you will continue to achieve success in both personal and professional life because you have opened yourself up to all possibilities in life. Nothing stands in your way..

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