Have you been lacking in motivation? Do you need to increase your productivity? Creating goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound will help you to get the right things done at the right time. That is the essence of productivity. Working on the right things at the right time. How do goals help you to achieve a productive state? Read on to find out.
1. You know what you need to do and when it needs to be done
If you have set SMART goals you have laid out the steps you need to take to reach that goal and determined the goal is relevant to you. You have also set time constraints on when you would like to accomplish each step. In other words, you have a to-do list. Once you start getting your to-dos to-done you can consider yourself a productivity pro.
2. You only say yes to those things that support your goals.
Setting your goals and planning the steps to achieve those goals allows you to say no to all of those items that don’t support your goals. Don’t waste time on tasks that don’t move you forward. Sure we will all have to complete tasks that aren’t on our goal to-do list, but when we have everything written down and scheduled you can see what you have to work on and say no to overscheduling yourself.
3. It increases Your Motivation
Yes, setting goals and achieving them will increase your motivation. Increased motivation leads to doing more and focus. If you are new to goal setting start small, achieve the goal and see your motivation soar. When motivation is high it is easier to concentrate and tick those things off your to-do list.