SMART goals have been popular in the business world for many years, but, recently, a lot of authors are catching on to this type of goal setting and it's been helping them tremendously with their Kindle book business. Read on to find out what SMART goal are and how you can implement them to get more done in your Kindle business.
In order to make sure that the goal you set with regards to your Kindle book is clear to you so you know what you are aiming for and have the best chance of achieving it, you need to make sure the goal is specific. You can make a goal-specific by considering the main “W’s” which are “who, what, when and where”.
If you can’t measure your performance against your goal then you are not going to be able to know if you have achieved it or how close you have come to achieving it and won’t be able to be held accountable to it so are less inclined to work as hard. So, it’s crucial that your goal is measurable.
A good goal is one that is ambitious enough to be motivating but not so ambitious that it is overwhelming and unrealistic. The best goals are just about achievable which spurs you on towards it with some level of confidence that you will achieve it.
Completing a chapter of your book within a week may be an example of an achievable goal. Writing an entire book from scratch within 48 hours may be an example of an unachievable goal.
The goal you set needs to be relevant to the overarching final end result you want to achieve. So, if the overarching result is to complete your Kindle book by the end of the year, then the medium-term one-month goal needs to be relevant to that in some way, which may be writing a chapter of the book within the next month, or having the front cover completed within the next two weeks.
The most effective goals are ones that have a time element. Once a goal has a specific due date and time attached to it then your mind naturally works harder in order to figure out the main things that need to be done in order to reach that goal by the deadline date and time.
A goal without a due date and time is one that is not very motivating as your brain doesn’t work well to achieve a goal if it doesn’t have a specific deadline.