Tuesday, June 1, 2010


I first encountered the concept of “SMART” goals at the High Park Running Room when I started my very first “Learn to Run” clinic. Essentially SMART goals are:
  • Specific - the goal should be as specific as possible - if manifesting a thing, get creative!
  • Measurable - have numbers attached!!
  • Achievable - whatever the goal may be, it needs to be something doable. a half marathon is doable in 3 months, with training... it is not doable in one week without training at all...
  • Realistic - as for this one, I ask myself "is the goal realistic to my life, to what I am able to do for myself and for others and am I being honest with myself in the time frames?"
  • Time Oriented - ALWAYS have a goal date - this allows for time lining backward. Project management 101 comes into play here - setting those time lines and milestones WORKS!
I also learned many years ago that, when setting goals, it helps to state them as though I have already completed the task. That part is all about setting the brain waves to that positive outcome and attracting the vibration of that thing to me.

Anyhow, I haven’t set any specific goals in quite some months now and I am feeling that it’s time to start setting some. What do I want to manifest in my world? A full time job, completion of a walking half-marathon, and a few other things. So here goes.

My Top Three Goals for the rest of 2010.
  1. Before the 30th of September, 2010 I happily accepted a permanent full-time position, earning no less that $43 500.00 per year as my base salary, as the Branch Operating Officer with one of the RBC branches in the North Island Region.
  2. I successfully completed my walking half marathon training program with the Running Room (online clinic) and on Sunday, September 5th, 2010 I participated in the Nanaimo Harbour City Half Marathon and finished upright and smiling in less than 3 hours 30 minutes.
  3. Before the 31st of December 2010 I was able to purchase a beautiful home that was well within my budget. My new home is close to work, has more than enough space for me, a fabulous back yard that is fully fenced and, the first time I walked through the door, I knew I was finally *home.*
Some other goals I have for the next 6 months include taking Jasmine through a dog tricks class, spending time at the cabin whenever possible this summer, starting a new course in September (toward my A. BA degree) and yes, losing some weight and *finally* meeting Mr. Right.

Maybe the weight loss and Mr. Right aren’t actually goals as much as dreams…? I’ll explore the dreams in another blog. For now, to quote my friend Nan:

With love, from here to there.


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