During my Influencer training, one of the key concepts we drilled into was “clarify meaningful results.” What are meaningful results? Well, before you waste time on the “how”, clarify the “what” you want, the “why” you want it, and the “when” you want it.
3 Criteria for Meaningful Results
The 3 keys to an effective results are:
- Specific and measurable.
- What you really want.
- Time bound.
In other words, it’s quantitative, not qualitative, it’s focused on the outcome you care about, and you’ve attached a completion date to it. If you’re familiar with SMART goals, this might seem familiar, but the key for me is the connection to values. It’s one thing to have specific, measurable, actionable, relevant, and timely goals. It’s another to set your eyes on the prize that you really want and are motivated by. Also, make sure it’s what you really want, just in case you might actually achieve it.
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