You have goals. Now what? In this episode of the Inspired To Action Podcast, I’ll show you some powerful ways to make it easier to make your goals happen. If you haven’t already listened to Goal Setting 101, I recommend you do that first. You can listen to it here.
Key Takeaways from Today’s Show
SMART and HART
In the last part of this series, we talked about the importance of making our goals SMART. Today I talk about how our followup needs to have HART. Cute, huh? The SMART idea belongs to Paul J Meyer, but the HART acronym? All mine, baby.
I’m a poet and I did not know it.
(I want you to know I tried really hard to include an E, but it just didn’t work out. So to all Type A people, I’m sorry.)
So what does HART stand for?
It’s relatively easy to set goals, but making them happen is much, much harder. Adding these four elements to my goal follow through has made a huge difference in my focus and success. It has also helped me to overcome some obstacles that had been holding me back.
Here are some of my favorite apps for getting things done. All of these apps are free (with optional paid features), most have versions for the web and mobile devices (all except 30/30). I use these daily.
Evernote – I use Evernote for everything. I especially love it now that you can add reminders to things like my weekly review note. I use it for most of my writing and planning as well.
Wunderlist – this is a great to do list.
30/30 – I love, love, love this app. It’s a little quirky and different, but the idea is that it allows you to plan out your day and associate times with each task. Then, when you hit play, the clock starts running. It really helps me to stay on track and not wander off on rabbit trails.
Lift – I’ve just started using this app, but I think it looks like a great app for habit building.
Need a refreshing weekend getaway and some motherhood inspiration? The MomHeart Conference, hosted by Sally Clarkson is one of my favorite events of the year. I’ve attended every winter since I first heard about them. It’s a wonderful time of teaching, encouragement and chocolate. I’ll be attending the Dallas event, I hope to see you there!
Take Action Now
What is one goal you’ve set for this year? What habit are you going to start to help you reach your goal? Click here to share your thoughts.
How to Listen to This Podcast
If you’re new to podcasts, think of them like little radio shows that you can listen to at your convenience. They are perfect to listen to and learn from as you workout, fold laundry, wash dishes or conquer the world.
1. Listen right here on the blog. Click through to the site and click the little play button at the beginning of this post.
2. Listen on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch – There are a lot of great podcasting apps. Apple has a free one in the app store, but I like one called Downcast. It allows me to search for shows, subscribe to them and even speed up the audio.
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