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Setting SMART Goals the Right Way to Achieve Success in Personal and Professional Development


In the corporate world, employees can often be seen setting SMART goals by senior staff, to increase productivity, manage performance and encourage focused and deliberate outcomes. The acronym, SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-Focused and Time-Bound and encourages employees to take ownership of their goals and delivery, and to be accountable if the intended objectives aren't met.
Founder and CEO of Blue Chip Minds – a company that specialises in delivering leadership training to organisations and individuals – Georgia Ellis says that while it's important to follow aspirations in a way that's attainable, setting SMART goals doesn't include the human element. Instead, people should allow space for inspiration, challenges and growth in their ambitions.
"When you're tapping into your potential as a person, you should never set a goal that's realistic, because that leaves you in your comfort zone, and growth never happens in your comfort zone," says Georgia. "A goal needs to inspire a person to do something they've never done before. It has to encourage them to use new resources, learn something new or push themselves and then of course, the personal or professional growth comes once those challenges have been faced."
Georgia Ellis isn't alone. Author and public speaker Deepak Chopra agrees, and urges people to "stretch for more than [they] can reach" and motivational speaker and author, Bob Proctor encourages individuals to "set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time".*
According to Blue Chip Minds, goal setting is an important step along the way to personal and professional development, achievement and success, but they need to be constructed thoughtfully and executed properly. When this happens, a person will experience clear vision and focus, and a detailed road map of how to arrive at the destination.
At Blue Chip Minds, Georgia encourages clients to first understand themselves before they embark on a journey to follow professional growth opportunities. The company aims to turn employees into people who understand how to set, follow and achieve outstanding outcomes with purpose and passion.
To learn more about how Blue Chip Minds can help people seek growth through personal and professional development, visit
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About Blue Chip Minds
Blue Chip Minds specialises in uncovering and changing paradigms and limiting negative self-talk. The company can tailor a training program specifically to meet the unique needs of any team. Leadership strategy specialists will show team members how to uncover and change limiting conditioning, so they can easily improve attitudes, instil positive self-belief and exceed individual and team objectives.
Blue Chip Minds delivers training and specialises in building self-awareness in organisations and individuals globally. The company has a track record of delivering successful and empowering personal development and self-awareness programs to meet the needs of commercial organisations and their people. Blue Chip Minds provides practical and evidence-based methods for unleashing the leader within.

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