How to Set a SMART Goal and Achieve It!

How to Set a SMART Goal and Achieve It!

You know that feeling when you’ve got a good idea, but you just can’t seem to put it into action? Or maybe you know that great idea would work brilliantly if only you could figure out exactly how to make it happen. If only there was some kind of framework that made setting goals easy, logical, and stress-free… Well, we’re happy to tell you there is! 

What is a SMART goal?

Why are SMART goals so effective?

With a SMART goal, you know exactly what you want to achieve, how you plan to achieve it, and when you’ll be finished. This makes it much easier to stay focused on your goal, as well as to track your progress toward achieving it. When you’ve got a goal that’s written down and you’re working toward it every day, your life can feel more purposeful. Setting and achieving goals can also bring you a lot of satisfaction and even joy!

How to set a SMART goal?

If you want to set a SMART goal, you have to ask yourself three questions:

– What is important to you?

This is the “R” in “SMART goal”. When you know what’s important to you, you know what goals to set, and how to measure your progress. It could be anything from owning a pet to visiting a certain country. Whatever comes to mind, write it down. Once you’ve written down everything you can think of, look for patterns. What do these things have in common? What is it that you really want to achieve?

– What are your strengths and weaknesses?

The “A” in “SMART goal” is “achievable”. You need to be sure you can actually do what you’re setting out to do, or you’re setting yourself up for failure! So, figure out what your strengths and weaknesses are. Then, you can decide if you want to work on your strengths, or improve on your weaknesses. 

– What are your resources?

The “T” in “SMART goal” is “time-bound”. You need to decide exactly when you want to achieve your goal, and you also need to be realistic – don’t set a goal you know you can’t achieve in the time you have available! When you know your resources – how much time, money, and energy you have available to you – you can set goals that fit in with your lifestyle.


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