HOW TO SET SMART GOALS FOR 2019

You have probably heard of SMART GOALS already!!! In my previous post i shared on why you set goals. Today is another block to the building of goal setting.

But do you always apply the rule? The simple fact is that for goals to be solid and well built, they should be designed to be SMART. There are many variations of what SMART stands for, but the essence is this – goals should be:

  • SPECIFIC
  • MEASURABLE
  • ATTAINABLE
  • REALISTIC
  • TIME BOUND.

Set Specific Goals

Your goal must be direct, clear and well defined. Vague or uncertain goals are not helpful because they don’t provide enough direction. Remember, goals are like direction map. Make it as easy as you can to get where you want to go by defining precisely where you want to end up.

Set Measurable Goals

Your goal should Include precise amounts, dates, and so on, so you can measure your degree of success. Without a way to measure your success you miss out on the celebration that comes with knowing you have actually achieved something.

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Set Attainable Goals

Ensure that it’s possible to achieve the goals you set. If you set a goal that you have no hope of achieving, you will only discourage yourself and crumble your confidence.

By setting realistic yet challenging goals, you will hit the balance you need. These are the types of goals that require you to “raise the bar” and they bring the greatest personal satisfaction.

Set Relevant Goals

Goals should be relevant to the direction of your life and the career path you choose. By keeping your goals aligned with this properly, you will develop the focus you need to get ahead and do what you want. Setting widely dispersed and inconsistent goals wastes your time – and your life – away.

Set Time-Bound Goals

Your goals must have a deadline. Goals must have a clearly defined time frame including a starting date and a target date. If you don’t have a time limit then there will be no urgency to start taking action towards achieving your goal but when you are working on a deadline, your sense of urgency increases and achievement will come much quicker.  Again, this means that you know when you can celebrate success.

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