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What Are S.M.A.R.T. Goals? (Dream It, Pin It, Live It! by Terri Savell Foy)

    "You will achieve your goals 10 times faster and with greater probability if you absolutely get crystal clear on what you want. Setting goals for your life means deciding what you want in your life and planning how to get it".  ~Terri Savell Foy

Good morning! Welcome to the Keto Mom page. My name is Stephanie and we are diving back into "Dream It, Pin It, Live It" by Terri Savell Foy.

We're going through a book every morning unless it's on the weekends, and this is to help you with your mindset. So we did chapters 1 and 2, and we talked about starting to dream.

Are you in the game, or are you in the passenger seat letting other people direct your life?

They gave an example of a study that was done in a college class. Are you part of the 3% who actually went after their goals? Or are you part of the 97% that just sat back and let everybody else dominate their lives and let things happen to them?

I'm starting this now because I don't want to wait till January. A lot of you have the book, and the last assignment was to write down 101 things that you want to have places you want to go or things you want to achieve.

𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴.

How many of you did the 101 assignment?

I only got 36! I was sitting by the fire the other night and I was racking my brain. I'm actually not a material person, so I had a really hard time writing down things I wanted, like a new purse, new shoes, or going on a vacation.

Honestly, our family has been super blessed. My husband and I have worked really hard, and we've already done a ton of things in our life already. We've already traveled the world, and we've already acquired a lot of things. I couldn't get myself to put those things down because I've already had and I actually don't want them.

I was talking to one of my friends, and I asked "Do you think it's bad if I don't fill in the 101?"... I want you to know, it's okay if you didn't get the 101 things noted down.

The point of this exercise is for you to start dreaming. If you've never done a vision board and you've never dreamed before, your day is usually day in and day out, you're sitting in the grandstands and you're in the passenger seat, you're part of the 97%. This exercise was to help you focus on what you really want.

There are things I actually want, like writing a book next year. I almost signed up for a four-month course and they guaranteed to have your manuscript done. I just couldn't commit because I think I need a year, so I've decided to give myself a year.

We're going talk about S.M.A.R.T. goals, and it's not even meant for you to ask about how this can happen, you're just meant to write it down.

CHAPTER 3: Setting your Top 10 Goals.

"Goals are simply dreams with deadlines" ~ Napoleon Hill.

"This has been the most amazing year of my life".

What would have to happen in order for you to say that bold statement? What would have to occur in your personal life, your finances, your family, and your business? What would have to happen for you to declare that?

"Learning to set goals is a habit that alters your life forever". ~ Jim Rohn

So we're going to get specific. There are tons of different books you can read, and none of this is new. Our pastor actually said this yesterday, "Have you guys ever heard the phrase knowledge is power?"

It's actually not true. Knowledge is power only when you put it into action or in motion.

𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲.
You can learn how to eat keto, you can have all of the recipes at your fingertips. But until you take the action, it's worthless.

"What's easy is to set goals. It's also easy to not set goals. What's easy is to create a vision board. It's also easy not to create a vision board. So if you want to be successful, you have to set goals and you need to write them down".

"I interviewed tons of different extraordinary people, and they all have consistency in common. They're all committed and consistent. They're always learning and they have clearly defined goals and a plan to achieve them. If you're bored with your life, if you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you do not have big enough goals".

When I wake up and lay in bed, my first thoughts are "I'm so excited for today". It's nothing probably new, I homeschool our girls and I work from home. But I lay in bed every day and say, "Alright God! We get another day. What are we going to do? I'm so excited".

"Research discovered 80% of Americans don't have any goals. 16% have goals, but they don't write them down. 3% have goals but they don't revisit them or they do not review them. 1% of them, in fact, have goals, wrote them down, and review them on a consistent basis".

𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀.

"You will achieve your goals 10 times faster and with greater probability if you absolutely get crystal clear on what you want. Setting goals for your life means deciding what you want in your life and planning how to get it".

So we have this list of 101 things that you want...

  • I want to be a millionaire.

  • I want to lose 50 pounds.

  • I'm going to write four books.

  • I want to buy a new Porsche.

  • I want to save X amount of money.

"If you set goals that are too unrealistic, or may take longer than 12 to 18 months to achieve it. It destroys your confidence and diminishes your hopes of achieving your goals. There are broad, unclear, and too vague goals".

  1. I want to save money.

  2. I want to get out of debt.

  3. I want to quit smoking.

  4. I want to eat healthily.

  5. I want to get closer to God.

  6. I want to spend more time with my family.

  7. I want to read more.

Those are not specific. So we're going to take those 101 dreams that you have written down and we're going to do a 30-day challenge. You're going to look at all of those 101 things and you're going to get specific.

Have you guys ever heard of S.M.A.R.T. goals?
It stands for Specific, Measurable, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Timely.

First of all, I want you to remember that if you set five goals, that's great. But if you set too many goals, it's more likely that you will lose your focus. So, look at those goals and circle 10 of them that can be achieved within the next 12 to 18 months. We're going to get specific.

"S" stands for Specific.

You must get clarity on what to accomplish by being specific


I want to save money this year.

Right example:

I will say $5,000 By December 31.

"M" stands for Measurable.

This is where you will truly measure whether or not you will hit your goal.


"I will lose weight".

Right example:

I will lose 120 pounds by May 15.

"A" stands for Action-oriented.


I will be more consistent with my exercise.

Right example:

I will exercise five days a week.

"R" stands for Realistic.

If your goals are too big, you are setting yourself up to fail.


I will save $50,000 by May 31st.

Right example:

I will save 10% of my current salary, which is $7,000 next year.

"T" stands for Timely.

Deadlines are motivating, always established by "when date".


I will write a book.

Right example: I, Stephanie Mielke, will finish my manuscript by December 31, 2023.

30-Day Challenge!

𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀.

I want you to write your top 10 goals for this year. If you haven't written your list, start dreaming and then circle 10 things that you can accomplish. For the next 30 days, write out your top 10 goals for the year. Write them in the present tense.

Write them down each day without looking back to what you wrote the day before. If you can't remember all 10 original goals, that's okay. It just means that not all of them were that important to you.

"One of the greatest ways to build your faith is to see results in small areas of achievement".

So for the next 30 days, write down those 10 goals in the morning. We're going to start writing those for the next 30 days, we're going to get more specific, we're going to get more intentional, and we're going to figure out what you actually want to put on your dream board.

Use the S.M.A.R.T. acronym to be able to get specific. Just start giving yourself some specific deadlines...

  • I'll start going to the gym three to five days a week.

  • I will prep my meals every Sunday.

  • I will drink my ketones every day.

  • I will do a 24-hour fast once a week.

  • I will get up an hour earlier, every morning to write, read, or walk on the treadmill.

Get specific! That's your action step.

All right, so we will finish chapter 3 tomorrow. If you have any questions, let me know. Continue to tune into the page. I'm going to hit some serious goals next year, and I hope you're going to join me. Have a great day and we'll talk to you soon. Bye, everybody!

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