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Kevin Spafford is Farm Journal’s succession planning expert for the Farm Journal Legacy Project.  He hosts the nationally-televised ‘Leave a Legacy’ TV, facilitates an ongoing series of workshops for farm families across the U.S., and is the author of Legacy by Design: Succession Planning for Agribusiness Owners.

Smart Goals

Nov 12, 2012

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While brushing up for a workshop recently, I came across the keys to setting goals. Learning to set and then implement S-M-A-R-T goals is a life skill that will pay off in any endeavor.

The S-M-A-R-T goals are:
Specific- A goal should be written with as many specific details as possible. State exactly what you want to accomplish.
Measurable- Each goal should be written so that you can compare progress and quantify degrees of achievement.
Actionable- Nothing happens until you take action. Wishes, wants and intentions will not help you achieve; only by acting can you generate a result.
Relevant- In planning for succession, we judge goals based on priority and then act on the goals that will make the most impact.
Time-bound- Without a deadline, nothing will ever be accomplished. Vince Lombardi used to say, "We never lose, but sometimes the clock runs out on us."

News & Resources for You:

Don't let the clock run out on registering for the Legacy Project Workshops in December.
Gauge your progress by checking off each action step as you move through the succession planning process.
Use comprehensive succession planning as a Springboard to the Future.


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