Goal Setting Toward Success: SMART Goals

 


SMART Goals
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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S=Specific

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

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M=Measurable

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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A=Attainable

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!

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R=Relevant

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

 

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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,

Christy

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4 thoughts on “Goal Setting Toward Success: SMART Goals”

  1. Thanks for sharing. I am currently doing 40 things before turning 40 and coming to an end of my list. I’ll use your SMART theory for my 50 things to do before turning 50.

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