The new year is a natural time of reflection and much will be written about the importance of reflection. Steve Morgan encapsulates the pitfall of writing goals. Enjoy the read.
Most of us are familiar with setting SMART goals. Sometimes, it is helpful to understand a concept by looking at its opposite. That is why I have come up with STUPID goals. Here are some tips to writing STUPID goals.
Begin small. Think small. Why go for big and be disappointed later? Set the bar low and you’ll be sure to hit it. With small goals you won’t have to figure out ways you can make them come true. You won’t have to develop the attitudes, abilities, skills, and financial capacity to reach them.
Make sure to set goals that are trivial and uninspiring. That way when you don’t reach them, it won’t really matter to you or anyone else.
Unclear and unrealistic:
Set goals that are unclear. Leave out the five “W” questions:
- Who: Who is involved?
- What: What do I want to accomplish?
- Where: Identify a location.
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