When developing goals, the application of “SCARFF™” provides focus and ensures that most areas in our life are looked at. To remind you again, they would include:
Spiritual – the essence of your being
Career – utilisation of your gifts, talents, special abilities
Affecting – deeds of selflessness, investment in others
Recreation – leisure, interests, pursuits, hobbies
Family – core relationships
Financial – money matters
This process helps you to define your goal and the evidence you need to know that you have achieved your goal.
The first thing to do is to describe your goal in positive, affirmative terms instead of expressing what you want to get rid of. “What is your goal? What do you want to achieve?” “What must happen over a specified period?”
Secondly, you would need to establish actions that would lead you towards your goal. “What will you do to achieve your goal? What is your plan?” “What must you do now?” These are your ojectives.
Thirdly, establish the anticipated impact of the achievement of your goal. “What benefit would the achievement of your goal give to you? What is the long-term effect of the achievement? What is it good for?” This is the anticipated impact you are looking for.
Finally, for each of the goals, create columns for the goal, the actions to be taken, the person you will be accountable to, the date to achieve it, and the measures that inform you that they have been achieved.
Tip from the ICEberg: ”The only certainty in your life is change; go for it.”