Set Goals at BRMConnect 2019
“Will you help keep me accountable?”
Perhaps you’ve asked, or have been asked, this very question. When we have healthy accountability born from trusted relationships, we are much more likely to achieve our goals.
In truth, when we ask this question, we are asking the other person to partner with us in shared ownership of this particular goal to help ensure our success.
Set Attainable Goals
Granted, merely wanting something does not make it so. Closing the gap between desire and achievement can prove difficult when you don’t know how to set attainable goals.
Apart from asking a friend to help us reach our goals, we can also use the S.M.A.R.T. method; a tried and true method of personal goal setting.
When developing a singular goal, apply these five criteria to ensure that it will be challenging yet attainable:
- Specific: Our goal needs to be specific enough to truly identify what we wish to accomplish.
- Measurable: Depending on the goal, we may not always be able to quantify it, but finding some way to measure our progress is paramount. BRM Metrics provide a great way to measure business-related goals.
- Actionable: Many people set goals to change things about who they are or how they behave. Using action verbs (quit, replace, exercise, etc.) will help with setting actionable goals.
- Realistic: Setting realistic goals includes the ultimate goal, and also a number of intermittent goals (or checkpoints) we would like accomplish over a certain period of time. We can easily set ourselves up for failure by setting too many goals within the specified timeframe. Realistic, individual goals should push us outside of our comfort zone while not being completely out of reach.
- Time-bound: If the goal doesn’t have a date associated with it, then it is just a dream. Setting a deadline provides a timeframe in which to accomplish something or create a new habit.
Set Goals at BRMConnect
At this global gathering of BRMs, you’ll not only have the opportunity to connect and learn, but to receive one-on-one mentorship from BRMs who have blazed trails before you. Not to mention, networking with hundreds of BRMs who may very well become our “S.M.A.R.T. goal accountabili-buddies”.
Additionally, come partner with BRM coaches and exhibitors as they showcase new tools and exciting advancements within the BRM profession. Participation in this year’s conference will earn you 22 CPD credits toward your CBRM!