The Smart Goals IQ Matrix and accompanying 20 page eBook explores how to set more practical goals using the SMART FOR ME goal-setting method. Whether we like it or not, goal setting is an integral and essential aspect of our lives. For some of us, it’s a conscious process. However, for many others, it’s an unconscious act that has limited meaning and purpose. Little do these people realize that they are setting and achieving an immeasurable amount of goals each day. Some are relatively small and seemingly insignificant, like deciding what to eat for lunch. Other goals are, however, more critical and relevant to our future endeavors.
Accomplishing these bigger goals isn’t as straightforward as deciding what to eat for lunch. In fact, achieving our life’s goals requires us to work through a process of steps that allows for greater clarity, focus, and motivation. And that’s precisely where this map comes into the picture. Working through this map will help you set more practical and achievable goals using a proven goal-setting method.
Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of the SMART Goals mind map.
- The Value of Goal Setting: The first branch of this map explores the difference between outcome and transformational goals. It also breaks down the benefits and value of goal-setting and how it can help enhance our lives.
- Goal Setting Rules: The second branch of this map breaks down the 14 essential rules of goal-setting in a question style format. These rules are crucial for SMART goal-setting as they help you clarify what it is you want, the process you will use to get there, and the possible obstacles you might face along the way. Here you are also presented with numerous questions that will help you to gain more clarity in each area.
- Goal Setting Obstacles: The last two branches of this map expand on common obstacles that many people face that prevent them from setting SMART goals. These obstacles are at the core of why people typically don’t achieve the goals they set. It’s essential to familiarize ourselves with these obstacles, then taking the time to lay down an action plan for working through them.
This map provides a roadmap and framework for setting more practical and achievable goals. Referencing it regularly and committing it to memory will help you to embed these concepts and ideas into your subconscious mind.
A mind map, of course, does this beautifully because it mirrors the synaptic connections made in your brain as you try to establish new habits of thought and behavior. It brings together key concepts and ideas that help your brain to fully integrate and process this information. The brain, subsequently, rewires itself as it attempts to establish new habits of mind. It’s an ideal tool for creating lasting change and transformation.
Stick with these principles, memorize and incorporate them into your life, and you will progressively develop a knack for setting SMART goals that will help you live life with greater meaning, purpose, and intention.
When you purchase the Smart Goals IQ Matrix you will receive:
- A PDF copy of the IQ Matrix, which you can use for printing in high resolution.
- A JPG image file of the IQ Matrix, which is ideal for viewing on tablets and mobile devices.
- A Desktop Background version of the map you can use for reference on your computer.
- A MindManager file for those who wish to edit the content of the IQ Matrix.
- A printable PDF eBook summary of this IQ Matrix to help you better understand each concept.
Additional visual resources and variations of this IQ Matrix might be added to your account page at no extra cost in the future.