Make 2019 VICTORIOUS by Amping Up Your SMART Goals

I am a huge proponent of setting goals. As routine as brushing my teeth, on a daily basis I am reviewing, tracking, assessing, adjusting and ultimately with a new year, defining my goals. And, like many others, I lean on the SMART method of setting those goals, to ensure my plans are focused, detailed, realistic, and achievable.

What’s the SMART method – here is the meaning of the acronym, then check out a prior post for more details on it.

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Relevant (or Realistic – which gets the point across)
  • Timebound

But, in order to Ignite Your Leader Within, which is the main goal many of my clients and their bosses have, you need to amp up your goals into VICTORY Goals.  Why the amping up?

If there has been ONE aha moment, ONE lesson, even ONE blessing I have learned over the last decade, it is that one’s mindset rules all things about a person. Without a strong, confident, determined, persistent and empowered mindset, all of the action plans in the world, will not get you to the finish line.

What is involved in amping up your goals? The focus you put on your VICTORY in achieving your SMART goals:

  • Vision
  • Inspiration
  • Commitment
  • Truth
  • Overcome
  • Regrets
  • YOU

Know the depth of your being as it aligns to your goals, and you will set yourself up for great success in achieving those goals.

Write out in great detail a response to the following:

Vision – Picture yourself on December 31, 2020….. who, what, where, when, why and how do you want to see your career, relationships, finances, health/fitness, spirituality, business and life?

Inspiration – Who, what, where, when, why and how will inspire you this year to tackle all challenges and take on all actions in pursuit of your goals?

Commitment – What are you willing to commit to as well as sacrifice in order to achieve your vision and goals?

Truth – Be blunt and honest with yourself about how important, life affirming, beneficial, even critical it is for you to achieve your goals?

  • There is no sugar coating or hiding from why you deserve to achieve your goals, why you want to achieve them and what it will take to do so.

Overcome – Now that you have been truthful with yourself, and are committed and inspired to achieve your vision, what negative beliefs, doubts, fears, insecurities or other thoughts do you need to overcome in order to be victorious?

Regrets – If on December 31st you have not achieved your goals; what regrets, disappointments, excuses or other reasons will you have? Remember, truth is KEY to your victory!  Be honest and aware of them today and you will eliminate or shed them from your tomorrow.

YOU – Your goals are YOUR goals….. no one else’s, not even if others are included within the goals. You are at the center of your goals. They are your visions which are inspiring you to commit to your truth and only your truth, of which you may have to propel forward or overcome any regrets so you VICTORIOUSLY ACHIEVE what it is you want for your family, your team, your business/company and YOU!

Now, if you have already defined your goals, go back and review them against your responses to the attached. Adjust or enhance in order to embed VICTORY from the get go.


Bernadette Boas is the ball of fire behind Ball of Fire Consulting, Ball of Fire Inc. (media/publishing) and her book Shedding the Corporate Bitch, Shifting Bitches to Riches in Life and Business. Bernadette is a speaker, radio personality of Shedding the Bitch Radio, business growth consultant and coach, and the leader of the Shedding the Bitch® movement, transforming individuals, businesses and their company cultures to one of RICHness and profit.


Want Bernadette to consult, coach or train you, your team or your company? Contact her at 678-438-1908

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