Monday, January 1, 2024

Mindset Mondays: The Importance of SMART Goals


Today’s tip is using GOALS to direct your MINDSET. After all, if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there. Right?

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times, right? Everyone you know — at least all the life coaches and teachers — want you to learn how to make your goals so that they’re manageable and do-able. Learning how to create goals correctly will change your life. 
The best-known method for creating goals that you can achieve is the SMART goal method. 
The SMART acronym stands for:

  • Specific. State what is precisely required to meet your goal. 
  • Measurable.  Include a number that enables you to measure the results. 
  • Achievable. Set goals that you can realistically accomplish in the time set using the resources and methods you have available. 
  • Realistic. The outcome must be truly possible. Some people like to use the word relevant here because the goal must be relevant to the big picture you have in mind
  • Time-Bound. We all expand our time to match what is allowed, so setting a time limit is essential to realizing your goals. 

You can even expand this acronym to the acronym SMARTER and add two more criteria, if you want to be great at making goals that result in success. These two additional letters stand for “evaluated” and “reviewed,” — which makes sense because the only way you can know for sure if something you do works is to evaluate it and review it. 
Once you do that, you can tweak and change things to improve your goal setting for future goals. The practice of using the SMART goal method for all your goal setting needs will improve every time you start setting up your goals and objectives because you’ll be able to use past experiences to guide you. 
No matter how small your objective is, try using the SMART goal technique to help you create goals that really can be reasonably met by you.

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