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Day 7 Write the Vision| A Better You 7 Day Challenge

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For 7 days, we will be publishing content on the Blog, Social Media, and our Newsletter with prompts that will encourage you to take action to become a better version of yourself. Each prompt will feature 2 actionable steps and 1 self-care activity.

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Today, we are on the final day of the challenge where it’s about goals and visions! ‘Write the vision make it plain”

Write it down

Write it Down

I find that my dreams become more realistic when I write them down! If you are religious, there is even a scripture that says “Write the vision, make it plain”. This simply means that whatever your goals are, write them down and make it so plain and easily understood that they are like a blueprint for your life. If you are a Digital Marketer, one method we use when it relates to goal-setting is called S.M.A.R.T. This is an acronym that stands for the following:

  • Specific (simple, sensible, significant).
  • Measurable (meaningful, motivating).
  • Achievable (agreed, attainable).
  • Relevant (reasonable, realistic, and resourced, results-based).
  • Time-bound (time-based, time-limited, time/cost limited, timely, time-sensitive).

Let’s put this into action to see how it will work in “real life”

SMART Goals
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How to Use SMART

  1. Specific

Your goal should be clear and specific, otherwise, you won’t be able to focus your efforts or feel truly motivated to achieve it. When drafting your goal, try to answer the five “W” questions:

  • What do I want to accomplish?
  • Why is this goal important?
  • Who is involved?
  • Where is it located?
  • Which resources or limits are involved?

Example

Imagine that you are currently a marketing executive, and you’d like to become head of marketing. A specific goal could be, “I want to gain the skills and experience necessary to become head of marketing within my organization, so that I can build my career and lead a successful team.”

  1. Measurable

It’s important to have measurable goals so that you can track your progress and stay motivated. Assessing progress helps you to stay focused, meet your deadlines, and feel the excitement of getting closer to achieving your goal.

A measurable goal should address questions such as:

  • How much?
  • How many?
  • How will I know when it is accomplished?

Example

You might measure your goal of acquiring the skills to become head of marketing by determining that you will have completed the necessary training courses and gained the relevant experience within five years’ time.

  1. Achievable

Your goal also needs to be realistic and attainable to be successful. In other words, it should stretch your abilities but still remain possible. When you set an achievable goal, you may be able to identify previously overlooked opportunities or resources that can bring you closer to it.

An achievable goal will usually answer questions such as:

  • How can I accomplish this goal?
  • How realistic is the goal, based on other constraints, such as financial factors?

Example

You might need to ask yourself whether developing the skills required to become head of marketing is realistic, based on your existing experience and qualifications. For example, do you have the time to complete the required training effectively? Are the necessary resources available to you? Can you afford to do it?

Tip:

Beware setting goals that someone else has power over. For example, “Get that promotion!” depends on who else applies, and on the recruiter’s decision. But “Get the experience and training that I need to be considered for that promotion” is entirely down to you.

  1. Relevant

This step is about ensuring that your goal matters to you and that it also aligns with other relevant goals. We all need support and assistance in achieving our goals, but it’s important to retain control over them. So, make sure that your plans drive everyone forward, but that you’re still responsible for achieving your own goal.

A relevant goal can answer “yes” to these questions:

  • Does this seem worthwhile?
  • Is this the right time?
  • Does this match our other efforts/needs?
  • Am I the right person to reach this goal?
  • Is it applicable in the current socio-economic environment?

Example

You might want to gain the skills to become head of marketing within your organization, but is it the right time to undertake the required training, or work toward additional qualifications? Are you sure that you’re the right person for the head of a marketing role? Have you considered your spouse’s goals? For example, if you want to start a family, would completing training in your free time make this more difficult?

  1. Time-bound

Every goal needs a target date so that you have a deadline to focus on and something to work toward. This part of the SMART goal criteria helps to prevent everyday tasks from taking priority over your longer-term goals.

A time-bound goal will usually answer these questions:

  • When?
  • What can I do six months from now?
  • What can I do six weeks from now?
  • What can I do today?

Example

Gaining the skills to become head of marketing may require additional training or experience, as we mentioned earlier. How long will it take you to acquire these skills? Do you need further training, so that you’re eligible for certain exams or qualifications? It’s important to give yourself a realistic time frame for accomplishing the smaller goals that are necessary to achieving your final objective.

Your Tasks:

Create your S.M.A.R.T Objectives

Create a vision board

Take action

Now that you have all the tools you need to be successful and should by now have a clear idea of what you want to accomplish, it’s time to take action!

Be bold and go forward in the direction of your dreams. In order for goals to be successful, they need a plan and a deadline behind them. It’s up to you to now dive into the research aspect of things to see what you can do to better yourself and even start a business or side hustle that can solve a common issue and in the long-term make you some money.

Always remember your “why” and work backward from there and things will fall into place with consistency and of course hard work.

Go to Bed On Time

Go to Bed on Time

Do you find yourself having under-eye bags? Do you find yourself more tired when you wake up or you feel tired and lousy throughout the day? You need to go to bed on time.

Our cells repair themselves while we sleep and if you are always up until well into the morning them, your poor cells are over-worked.

Here are a few benefits of going to bed on time:

  1. Reduces the risk of diseases.
  2. A healthier heart.
  3. Improves memory.
  4. Controls weight.
  5. Feel happier.
  6. More energy.
  7. Reduces anxiety and depression.
  8. Feel more attractive.

If you have trouble falling asleep, you can take a non-habit forming sleep aid, drinking warm milk or tea or listen to recordings that help you fall asleep on YouTube.

Finally, it is important to remember that self-care is not selfish neither is it boastful. It is a great way of giving back to you so you can always be in the best of health and look great on the inside and outside.

Conclusion

It is my goal to inspire at least one person to have the right tools they need to be on the right track to living their best life! I hope you will find this helpful and apply the steps mentioned to the areas of your life.

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Write the Vision make it plain

Write the Vision make it plain

Write the Vision make it plain

Write the Vision make it plain

Write the Vision make it plain

Write the Vision make it plain

Write the Vision make it plain

 

 

 

 

 

 

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