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The Characteristics of ”SMART” Goals and How To Set Them

One of the things people will try to learn when they want to develop themselves is the set-goal process. A part of it is linked to the goals you set. Actually, it is not the goals themselves but how you will place them. The word coaches use here is the word ”smart.” Each letter represents a different characteristic – S is specific, M is measurable, A is attainable, R is relevant, and T is time-based. The way you set the goal is smart. Regardless of how difficult it is to accomplish your ambition, a smart goal setup can make that possible. We have chosen to talk in detail about this issue since it seems to concern more people who have recognized its significance.

  1. Specific
    To approach something, you have to know what you want. When we say that, we mean you should know exactly what you want. When your goal is reached, what will be waiting for you at the other side of the tunnel? How will you know you made it if you do not know what the aim was in the first place? To help break down the goal, you can ask yourself who, when, what, how, and where. You can say ”I want to be promoted.” Right after that, ask yourself when you want to do that. Answering small questions will give you a hint about where you want to go.
  2. Measurable
    Another side of the story concerns the ability to measure the result. Do not fall into the trap of saying ”I want to improve my computer skills in the next six months.” What computer skills will you improve, and up to what extent? Can you measure your evolution? To be able to do that, you have to evaluate the stage where you are before starting your efforts. This way, you will be able to measure your success. Besides, since your goals are specific, you should already know where you want to go. In any case, ensure you can measure your improvement and are not based on your instinct.
  3. Attainable
    The idea of being realistic is important here. You should keep in mind that when you set up new goals, these are for yourself, meaning you should not be expecting any help from others. Otherwise, we would not discuss personal goals but teamwork and how to lead a team. Based on the fact that you will have to make it on your own, consider the resources you have available. How much time, money, and energy are you willing to spend on them? Will your resources be enough to feed your ambitions?
  4. Relevant
    A person does whatever they set their mind to. However, when discussing a smart process of setting goals, we have to figure out the details that will help us in that direction. One of them concerns the fact that the goals have to align with your objectives. Do not go ahead and get overwhelmed by goals that have nothing to do with your objectives. Focus on the things that make sense first, and if you have more free time, you can think about what you want to improve in general.
  5. Time-based
    Last but not least, we have the part that has to do with organizing, which is one of the most crucial. To be consistent and finally manage to do what you want, you need to have some checkpoints that will help you measure your progress. This can be encouraging and can often sound like a break. You will set some dates when you will be expected to have reached a part of your destination. Companies use deadlines for a reason, and so should you if you want to show the discipline that is needed to achieve a goal. It is like making smaller goals that will help you stay calm. Reaching them will be like resting in a pool for a little while until you move on to try harder to reach the end.

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