SMART Goals Are Not So Smart

May Baydoun - Life Coach - SMART Goals Are Not So Smart
May Baydoun – Life Coach – SMART Goals Are Not So Smart

I’ve been living by SMART goals for as long as I can remember.  I’ve recommended that clients set SMART goals to help them progress on their Journey.  So, you can imagine how floored I was the first time I heard the sentence: “SMART goals are not so smart.”

I was sitting in class for my latest life coaching certification, attentively listening to my teacher as she got into the topic of goal setting.  I thought to myself: “I know this!”  And that’s when I heard my teacher say: “SMART goals are not so smart.”  Wait, what?!?!?!

The fact of the matter is that SMART goals are limiting.  Their very nature is meant to put a cap on what can be achieved.  Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time specific.  You are essentially limiting yourself to what your mind can consciously determine to fit into the SMART goal requirements.

However, the laws of the Universe operate very differently from our conscious human mind.  The universe knows no limit, while our human mind will set a goal that it thinks can be achieved by us.  An example of this is someone who would like to shed 50 lb of weight and sets out to slim down by one pound per week for the next 50 weeks.  It is a SMART goal.  Do you see how this can limit the person to only achieving this goal in the timeline they have set and not achieve more than that?

The intention you put out is what the Universe conspires to give.  Now take that same person who sends out into the Universe that she is to have a strong, healthy and slim body; and she focuses on the vision of herself as a strong, healthy and slim individual.  By taking the same steps to achieve the weight loss goal, the person focused on the end-result is more likely to achieve beyond the goal set in her consciousness.

The visions we hold in our minds allow the Universe to work in our favor while the SMART goals we are setting for ourselves limit us to what we think we can achieve.  Why not put the Universe to work for you and set out to achieve without the limits imposed by your mind.  You may believe you can only achieve a certain amount or thing, but you may be surprised to find out that by letting go of that “HOW” details, you achieve so much more.


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May Baydoun did all the “right” things and followed all the “right” steps. But she knew deep down that there was more to life than getting an education, getting married, having children... There had to be more than just the cards you are dealt. Watching her children play, she overheard her daughter saying “... just like mommy”. The sudden realization that her children, her daughters especially, would grow up to be just like mommy frightened her deeply. She was the role model of what a woman can be in this life and at that time, May wasn’t satisfied with who she was nor what she stood for. She was nothing more than her mother had shown her to be... A woman in her thirties, married with young children putting her dreams and ambitions on a permanent hold to raise a family. In that moment, she fully understood that she could not expect her children to become more or better than she was willing to be herself. It was a harsh reality check; and in that moment, she made the decision she would become the best version of herself she could be because she HAD to be the best possible role model for her children. That powerful decision, her awakening, meant that she could no longer accept the average life she had led up until that point. She set out on a wild journey of deep self-discovery. Not only of who she was, but who she wanted to be and how to become that woman who had that life. Along the way, she made the discovery of the law of attraction and suddenly her whole life made sense. The good luck... The bad luck... The past decade of her life. It all made sense. She had created it all. And if she could create it, then she could dis-create it and re-create something new. She began testing the theory and in no time was proven right. Fully trusting the Universe, she allowed herself to be led on the journey. She has had the beautiful blessing of learning from so many great thought leaders and piecing together the many pieces of life’s intriguing puzzle. Over a decade later, she has discovered her life purpose, and is living it fully. Now that the student has become a master, she teaches others the principles that have led to her radical life transformation and how they too can leverage (or hack) the Universe to get anything they want... without breaking any of the laws!

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