Goal Setting Toward Success: SMART Goals




Goal setting toward success

How do you set a goal that will lead to success?

Edwin Locke came up with the concept of SMART goals.  SMART goals lead to ultimate success.  What is SMART?


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SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound.

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SMART goals are specific.  They are detailed in nature.  They are clear and easy to follow.

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SMART goals are measurable.  You can place a measurement on them.  For example, if I want to lose weight, which I very much do, I set the pounds that I would like to lose.


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SMART goals are attainable.  They are high goals but totally within reach.  Yes, you will have to work for them, but you can reach them!



SMART goals are relevant.  They are important to your life and your goals in life.  They make sense in your corner of the universe.



T=Time bound

SMART goals are time bound.  They have a set deadline.  For example, you may have a SMART goal to meet in the next month or quarter or year.  You decide the time.

Questions to ask yourself:

  • What are my goals?

  • Do my goals align with SMART goals?

  • Am I ready to reach for my goals?


The more we focus on our goals, the more successful we will be.  I use SMART goals in my day to day life, in helping my kids to excel in their lives, and in training leaders in the workplace.  These goals are definitely multi-purpose.  May we all meet our goals!

All the best,



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