Yesterday, I talked about goal setting in my blog post for Three Goals Thursday. Today, I ran across this graphic, which explains the SMART goal initiative started by GE that is mentioned in Charles Duhigg’s book, Smarter, Faster, Better.
I also talked about “closure” yesterday, and its ability to be the dark side of goal setting.
In the book, Charles points out that getting things done requires the use of both SMART goals which have definite timelines attached, and STRETCH goals, which he explains are more long term lifestyle changes or OBJECTIVES in life.
I think I might be STRETCH goal anemic right now. Maybe. Either way, I’m really loving the book!
Are you more a fan of SMART goals, or STRETCH goals? Do others see you as a big picture person, or a more focused and targeted kinda guy/gal?