You may be familiar with SMART goals.
They tend to focus on adding things to our plate.
I will do X by Y for result Z.
- At the end of this quarter, our blog will see a 12% lift in traffic by doubling our weekly publishing frequency from 5 posts per week to 10 posts per week.
- Six months from now, our landing pages will generate 15% more leads by switching their forms from two columns to one column.
An alternative is to subtract from our lives instead.
I will stop doing X by Y for result Z.
- By the end of this week, I will stop checking my phone 30 minutes before going to bed to get better sleep.
- By the end of 2021, I will stop saying yes to everything my family asks of me so I will be less stressed.
You can come up with your own.
By subtracting instead of adding, we might find a little more space and time to prioritize the goals we really want to accomplish.