At the beginning of this year, I downloaded a SMART worksheet to kick my year off as far as goal-setting.
It’s almost November, and that’s as far as it got. I downloaded it. But while I didn’t actually fill out the form, I like to think that I do set SMART goals, whether they be long-term or just ones on my daily to-do list. (They’re just not on a worksheet.)
The idea behind SMART goals is that they follow certain criteria:
What are your goals as a singer or a performer? Short-term or long-term? What short-term goals do you have to set in order to accomplish your long-term goal?
For example, if your long-term goal is to sing on Broadway, your short-term goals should include working on your singing, dancing, acting, and knowing about musical theater style, both now and as it is evolved over time. How will you accomplish those goals?
If you want to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, you’re going to have to work on your singing, your acting, and your knowledge of music theory and history.
You can be specific and say, “I want to sing on Broadway!” and you can measure that by actually having a contract. It very well might be attainable, but it’s not realistic that it’s going to happen if you just say it and don’t do anything. What can you do now to get to that point?
If you would like to start building the skills
you need to attain your long- and short-term goals,
why not sign up for a Vocal Discovery session?