How NOT to Set Goals (Why S.M.A.R.T. goals are lame) – MasteryTV –

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Why “smart goals” keep us playing small.
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Are S.M.A.R.T. goals ruining people’s lives? Is there a better way to think about our dreams and goals than to make them so “smart” – specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-bound? In this episode of The Charged Life, high performance coach and motivational legend Brendon Burchard shares how to dream big and be bold again.

Brendon Burchard is a #1 New York Times bestselling author whose books include THE CHARGE, THE MILLIONAIRE MESSENGER, and LIFE’S GOLDEN TICKET. He is also the founder of High Performance Academy, the legendary personal growth and development training for achievers. Larry King named Brendon “one of the top motivation and marketing trainers in the world.”

After a car accident at 19 years old inspired him to turn his life around and follow his dreams, and then having the blessings to become a multimillionaire writer and trainer by the age of 32, Brendon has dedicated his life to helping others find their charge and share their voice with the world. He is now one of the most in-demand motivational speakers and high performance coaches in the world.

The Charged Life is a weekly show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #high performance strategies with personal growth trainer Brendon Burchard. Filmed in one take, without any notes or prompter, the show has become one of the most viewed personal growth video series in the history of Youtube. It’s also been the #1 Podcast in all of iTunes, and is regularly a top podcast in Self-Help and Health categories around the globe. Subscribe to the free podcast here: .

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  1. Hellz Yes!
    I'm literally writing my final term paper for my Specific Planning…bla bla..
    I am having the worst time trying to come up with and write out my Smart goal along with my academic path using my program evaluation, hahahahahahahaha
    Right, I have to do this because a college course that I am paying for requires me to do so.
    I Thank you with my entire being for the "Stoopid smack" I almost forgot that my academic path plan is not a lifetime commitment or written in stone 4 Pete's sake, it's a structured suggestion for a an stainable path to earning my degree and prepare me for my chosen profession.
    I need to lighten up and get this done.
    Dumb goal: it doesn't matter because I win, always, it's what I do. ✨🪄

  2. I know you're well respected in the motivational community but this felt wayyy over-simplified and over-generalized and a bit too 'D'reamy for the real world. When YOU (Brendon) have a dream… chances are that YOU also have a team to delegate your ideas to and they back you up and set the goals and do the hard work to help YOU to achieve them. For the rest of us who are self employed, providing a service to others in exchange for money, and also have books they wish to write, new skills they want to learn, past mistakes to correct, and at least 20 other things to sort through and make achievable without blowing a mental gasket… this life lesson video of yours – almost feels offensive and clueless to those of us who know better. Maybe some simply want a cheerleader but for most who are still neck deep in trying to stay above water from day to day and are desperately trying to find real solutions and guidance to real problems… this video will be the one that turns realistic and SMART people off to your channel. I guess you disagree since you've left this video up for 8 years now but I'd respectfully guarantee you that it has costed you subscribers. I wish you the best but I personally now wish I hadn't wasted 12+ minutes here.

  3. This speaker seems to be confusing Vision and Goals. Visions can be DUMB; to achieve those visions, you need goals or objectives. The vision of reaching the moon was supported by very specific, time-bound objectives. This is a misleading video.

  4. I disagree with this title and opinion given here on SMART goals and I customarily like your videos. The SMART framework is all about critical thinking and strategy. If you can tell us that you don't measure, that you're not specific, that you don't set relevant or deliberate goals, and that you don't measure or track time, I could hear you. I but I know that's not true. SMART goals don't exempt or limit innovation and creativity. When done correctly, it amplifies them. This type of posting is dangerous. I deeply admire you, but this? Nah, bruh. you missed the mark and misused your influence as clickbait to try to create a purple cow with an attempt to reinvent the wheel. This contradicts what you teach in Growthday. Not cool but do you. A simple truth, no discipline no destiny and you're selling false hope here, giving people permission to think recklessly. What do you think a method or habit is? the SMART framework is embedded in it. You 'gurus' are funny to me at times. SMART goals are to establish regimens and routines to build consistent habits. You speak against the very that's missing and needed in this time which is the skill set of critical and strategic thinking. Smh. wow. It's a good thing I think for myself unlike most who would find some type of worship in everything you say or post due to #HerdImmunity I'm calling you on bull here. Oh! Make no mistake, still love you, but Nah. try again.

  5. This idea of SMART goal – step 1 attainable. You used Columbus as an example. But don't you think he just sensed or felt or knew this was attainable. Got no idea how its going to unfold but come what may, we can work it through. He would not have had any momentum if there was not this internal sense or impact on his senses that this was doable

  6. "It was not a SMART goal for Columbus to sail across the ocean" – there is so much wrong with this assertion that I don't know where to begin… Specific – find a western trade route to Asia. Measurable – it should go west from Europe to Asia. Attainable – we know the earth is round so if you sail that way long enough, you will reach it. Realistic – gather 3 ships with supplies and stout crews and you can reach Asia for sure. Time bound – do it so we can establish new trade routes and get rich as Nazis. And that's before we get to the fact that Columbus's goals were not what he actually achieved in the end.
    Acting like the biggest "right brain" moon-shot dreams aren't delivered by "left brain" planning is a manifest oversimplification.

  7. F goelz, Thems is jreemz !! (Thanx 4de MLK reference) walking down MLK Blvd. Aaaaand kinda 4got he did a thing like waaaaay back when people was all- living in cayvz and watching fire for entertainment !!

  8. Omg amazing, I need this, thank you!! To "chase your dreams with reckless abandon" is way more inspiring & energising to me than the vision-limiting SMART goals (though yes, when drilling down to possible steps, you do then need those).
    Thanks so much, Brendon!!

  9. Disagree with the "MLK didn't have smart goals" and "moon wasn't smart goal".

    MLK specifically wanted equal protections under the law. He measured it by whether people would be judged by skin color or content of character. He broke it down to steps, and needed to achieve minor goals of equal treatment on buses, in restaurants, or in specific cities, and moved towards each of those. It was relevant to his life because it was he and his children he was working for. It was timely because he wanted it done before his children's generation passed. All of that is found in his "I have a dream" speech, even if it wasn't explicitly formatted that way in a spreadsheet.

  10. Thank You Brendon, you have ignited the fire in me!! I am very grateful You can't imagine or comprehend that! I AM JOTING DOWN THOSE "DUMB" GOALS! 😀

  11. It's been quite a while since i shared this video in a little-diddy i created way WAY back in 2014. You're a great mentor…or as Bruce Lee would put it…"a finger". Pointing to perspectives and ideas that invite those listening some "points of view" otherwise not acquired elsewhere, in the way you express it. Thank you for being like "a finger pointing a way to the moon". And in closing…feel free to enjoy my 2014 PDF. Peace!

  12. Loved this. So relatable. I havnt been excited about my business lately. I realise my goals are not big enough and I havnt been visualising where I really want to be. Loved the humour too, so important to smile everyday. Actually laugh out loud everyday and often. Lol

  13. I actually watched a video which said to set a smart goal for a meaningful relationship with girlfriend and how to have a measurable parameter for d*** inserted.

  14. I am in a Personal Health Class right now and we are learning about learning to set SMART goals. I really believe in what Brendon teaches, and I go kind of crazy having to use this SMART goal model in this class when I think more along the lines of Brendon.