SMART Goal

Written on 17/05/2020

SMART Goal

SMART goals are established using a specific set of criteria that ensures your goals are attainable. SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound.

When writing a SMART goal, you work through each of those terms to build a goal that shares exactly what needs to be accomplished, when it needs to be accomplished by, and how you’ll know when you’re successful. Setting goals this way is helpful, because it eliminates generalities and guesswork, sets a clear finish line, and makes it that much easier to track progress and identify missed targets.

SMART Goals

  • Specific – crystal clear-no doubt
  • Measurable – numeric (what gets measured is what gets done).
  • A Debatable not attainable/accountable/achievable but (Action Oriented) you need to do something – no action it’s just a dream.
  • R Debatable Realistic not too easy or too hard
  • Time bound

Differences

Dream

  • A better vision of yourself

Goal

  • Target to shoot for
  • Know if you hit the target

Reality

  • Steps to hit goals
  • Better life you lead

Most Comment Goals – but they are smart – almost dreams

  • Be happy
  • Be successful
  • Travel
  • Keep an open mind -try new things
  • Stop procrastinating
  • Lose weight – get in shape

More

  • Enjoying life
  • being healthy
  • having financial freedom
  • having close relationships
  • having emotional intimacy
  • caring for others
  • achieving self-knowledge

Comment mistakes

  • Not specific – too general
  • No how
  • No why
SMART Examples  NOT SMART Examples
Lose 20lbs by March 15th Lose weight
Be promoted to district manager this year Get promoted
Save $12,000 by December 31st Save money

A goal without a deadline is dream designed to be unfulfilled – Steve Ballingar

A goal is a dream with a deadline – Napoleon Hill

Your New smart goal should look like

  • Pull all parts together
  • Put into a sentence
  • Evaluate-is criteria met?
  • Share with other

Now develop your action plan

  • Develop the best plan
  • Adjust plan as needed
  • Whatever the achievement is slow, keep going and make a progress
  • Beware procrastination and fear
  • Do not over plan

Failing to plan is planning to fail

If you have a dream, you can spend lifetime studying, planning, and getting ready for it. What you should be doing is getting started. – Drew Houston