SMART goals help you apply the following goal-setting strategies to increase your chances of success and optimize your performance.
- “Specific” goals help you know exactly what you want to accomplish, compared to “do your best” goals.
- “Measurable” goals let you track your progress along the way.
- “Achievable” goals help you set goals that are challenging but possible.
- “Action-oriented” goals help you determine what you’ll actually do.
- “Relevant” goals help you focus on how a goal applies to your personal and professional life.
- “Time sensitive” goals help you meet a deadline. You might set a great goal, but if you keep waiting until “tomorrow” to start it—tomorrow never comes.
Use this worksheet to help make your goals SMART so you will set them—and achieve them.
Published on: September 26, 2017