SMART Goal setting is simple but profound
The Believe & Achieve course has forced me to “just get started”. I like the fact that I can do the course at my own pace, on my own time. The intro to the modules/lessons were personal. The content that spoke the most to me was the one about SMART goal setting. It’s simple but profound. The point you made about how goals are 40% more likely to be accomplished if they are written down has been truth for me since I started this course. I also have taken away the piece about “I have more time than I think” and say this back to my negative belief about “having no time”. Often the hard part has been getting started but as soon as I do, I can keep momentum going and get more accomplished than I thought.
My goal realized
I had a wish and a goal I had dreamed about for a few years, but having Darlene urge me on and think it could be possible was the encouragement I needed to move forward and start putting some pieces in place. I am pleased to say I did reach my goal. You always feel she is really interested in you and your goals.
The path ahead was clear
At the beginning of 2019, Darlene posted some super helpful blog articles around setting goals and working to achieve those goals for the year. She inspired me with her “Dream Big” plan for 2019 and it was the push I needed to name my goals and develop a plan of how I was going to get there. Going through her worksheets helped me to see clearly where I wanted to go, all of the small steps I needed to accomplish and also to identify some of the roadblocks in my mind that might try to keep me from achieving my goals.
Darlene’s consistent posts and check ups kept me moving in the right direction. Her bravery in sharing her Dream Big goals helped me to be brave and share my goals as well. I found the very act of telling someone else what I wanted to achieve made me work harder to get there. It was a form of accountability for me.
I have seen Darlene model the information that she teaches. I see her pursuing her goal with dedication, persistence and hard work. She is honest about the process and relentlessly encouraging.