Welcome to THE SURVIVAL SHOW Podcast - where it’s our job to take you step-by-step through the mindset, skills, tactics and gear you need to survive almost any crisis, emergency or disaster - AND show you how to use the lessons you learn - TODAY - to thrive in your life - TOMORROW.
I’m glad you joined us here today - as we pick up on where we left off last time with Obstacles to Accomplish your Survival Training and Life Goals - as we get into a simple system called SMART Goals that can help you Achieve Your Dreams: Demolish Training and Preparedness Barriers - AND - Live a More Fulfilling Life.
What Do You Need to Succeed in Accomplishing Anything Worthwhile?
- Will / Need
What Motivates Us to Action?
Positive and Negative Motivators (Marketing Uses these to Get you to Buy Stuff)
- Fear Of: Failure - Missing Out - Harm - Becoming Old - Loss
- Greed / Want / Need
- Love - Hate - Sex
- Exclusivity / Pride
- Power / Glory
- HIGHER Purpose - Duty / Honor / Responsibility - Self-Less Love
[SMART GOALS - Intro]
MISSION: Your mission guides the core of what you do and who you are.
- It’s important to consider that we are finite beings and have limitations in time and resources. So we must prioritize what is most important.
- What, who is most important to you?
- What do you want to accomplish in your life?
- What foundational core values that you live by that you are not willing to compromise. What is the source. Example: Bible
- When you die, what do you want people to remember you for?
- What legacy are you building that you can leave behind?
OBJECTIVE: General direction you want to go in. Outlines what you want be - or achieve in the future. Then set goals to achieve your objective.
Examples (Some too Broad Some Good): • To get my pilot’s license • To be a Blackbelt in Karate • To lose 5 pounds within two months so that I fit into my summer cloths better • To increase my disaster preparedness so that my family can comfortably survive for two weeks without electricity • To increase company sales by 20% in the next 12 months • To read the entire Bible through in a year.
** BEFORE YOU MOVE ON - Depending on your OBJECTIVE - you may find it helpful to run the idea past others you trust. A spouse, friend, mentor. They will likely ask you about things you have not - or do not want to consider. Getting the perspective of others is VERY WISE!
S.M.A.R.T. GOALS: S - Specific / M - Measurable / A - Actionable / Attainable / R - Relevant / T - Time Bound
S - Specific:
Keep Goals SIMPLE and Specific. If a goal gets complicated - break it down into smaller goals.
What is the goal? State what you will do.
Example: I will do my first overnight camp out in the wilderness on June 11th and 12th.
M - Measurable:
How will you measure progress? Define success.
Example: I will pack on Friday and leave Friday afternoon. Hike 3 miles to camp. Set up and stay overnight. I will return and arrive home by Saturday night June 12th.
A - Attainable / Actionable:
Do you have the skills, resources, authority to attain the goal?
Example: I will ask Joe to help me prepare, pack and come with me on this trip. I will learn from Joe so that I can do this myself the next time and teach others.
R - Relevant / Realistic:
Given time, money, skills and other constraints is this goal a priority and can I reach it?
Example: I will ask Joe to give me a list of the gear that I need and will budget to purchase equipment between now and the day we leave.
T - Time Bound:
A goal without a deadline is just a dream! Deadlines and time goals mark our progress and help us to assess where we are in the process of achieving a goal.
Example: Deadline: Prepare for trip the week before June 11th. Then leave on June 11th.
- Get Help - Involve others you trust in the planning and goal setting process.
- Celebrate WINs! - Reward your progress. Provide incentives along the way. Give yourself some grace if needed - but not too much.
- WRITE IT DOWN. We write down important things. Contracts - Bible - Constitution - Love Letters. This reminds us and provides intentional proof that we are commitment to accomplishing the goal.
- PRINT IT and keep it before you. Set reminders etc.
- SHARE IT - Share with someone you trust who will check in on you and see how you are doing. Call it accountability if you like.
- DO IT - Set a goal. Start today.
- We live in possibly the greatest time in all of history where anyone can achieve almost anything they set their heart and mind to.
- Expect challenges along the way. Everything seems easier in our minds and on paper than it usually works out in reality.
- Use the SMART Goal System - REVIEW S.M.A.R.T.
- Download SMART Goals Worksheet HERE
- Write Down 2 - 3 Important SMART Goals Today