S.M.A.R.T. Goals aren’t SMART anymore


In fact, I say S.M.A.R.T. Goals are dumb!

S.M.A.R.T. Goals






I used to set S.M.A.R.T. goals for myself and guided others in the process for years. Why I say this is because, despite going through the exercise of developing and setting these goals, I began to notice that the result seemed to fall short of the expectation. The goals, by definition, limited the efforts. Instead of trying for the ultimate result, everything seemed to be driven toward a finite number, with constraints and limitations. That’s when the reality hit me that S.M.A.R.T. Goals weren’t keeping up.

We live in a society of change, a time of rapid evolution breaking records in longevity, with technology that flash changes faster than we could hope to stay current. Education can be obtained in all capacities at all times through online, mobile, podcast, and cyber conferencing. We buy, sell and market ourselves through social media, MLM (multi-level marketing), internet, branding – all at the click of a mouse. All-in-all, we are reaching to levels out of this world with limitless opportunities.

So time to shift the paradigm.

My feeling is that we need to create a platform with a new purpose of goal setting and expand the potential, accomplish beyond imagination and achieve extraordinary results.

So begins “P.O.S.I.T.I.V.E” Goals™ 

Passionate: to believe you can do anything and go beyond the realm of expectation. Reaching deep inside and believing that this is the most important goal to accomplish in your life every day. Your goal should create that burning desire within…the LOVE of waking up in the morning and going to take action.

Outside the box: allow yourself to be pushed out of your comfort zone and take risks. Grow from new experiences. It will require thinking, planning and taking ACTION.

Significance: to enrich the lives of somebody besides myself (customers, community, etc.) and to live a life of significance.

Innovative: delineating new opportunities to creatively reach and surpass my goals.

Time-sensitive: remain mindful that my goals require a sense of urgency. This is key to achieve great results.

Impactful: to be empowered to move feelings, influence, and thinking positively. Positive goals have positive impact.

Visionary: to identify your goals and look beyond the limits to obtain the ultimate result.

Evolving: developing new skills to achieve significant results for your goals. Find a way to shift your paradigm and evolve yourself. Look within yourself to put your best into all that you do to grow yourself.

“We often settle for what’s available, and what’s available isn’t always great. YOU are destined to achieve GREATNESS!” Farshad Asl

I would like to challenge you to plan your P.O.S.I.T.I.V.E. goals™ this year and live your life with the passion and fire to achieve extraordinary results. Create an environment to grow consistently and to impact everyone around you positively. Today is a NEW day! Your future doesn’t have to equal your past. You are designed to achieve greatness, to be happy and to live the life you deserve.

“Set your objectives high, and don’t stop till you get there. It’s time to make your dream a reality. It’s your time to live your dream. LET’S GO!” ~Farshad Asl



2 Responses to “S.M.A.R.T. Goals aren’t SMART anymore”

  1. 1 Deb Ingino (@MyWiredStyle) December 19, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Farshad what a refreshing look at setting goals and an easy to remember acrostic. Thanks!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. 2 St. Joseph's Outreach January 29, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    God calls us be the best versions of ourselves all the time! We are destined for greatness indeed. Father God, help us to grow and believe we can!!!

    Liked by 1 person

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