When you first begin to prepare for a disaster situation or a SHTF event, the information you find can become overwhelming. There is SO much information available; there are SO many different scenarios and So many things that need to be done. With all that needs to be done, how can you possibly choose what is most important?
New preppers and sometimes, even experienced one, can easily get caught up in thinking they must purchase everything on the “must have” lists of the experts or they buy something because “it’s cool.” It can be very hard to narrow your focus, and without a plan it can be very easy to fall into the trap of spending a lot of money on gadgets and other things that end up sitting in a closet, waiting for an emergency to happen.
If you are serious about prepping and about being able to provide for your family in an emergency or following a SHTF event, then setting achievable and realistic goals as part of your SHTF planning is something that will help you focus. So how do you set achievable and realistic goals as part of your prepping plan?
The SMART method of Goal Setting
SMART stands for Specific-Measurable-Actionable-Realistic-Timed goals. Before you can set SMART goals, you need to know where you want to end up. Otherwise, your goal setting will be like trying to get to take a trip without having a roadmap or a destination in mind.
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