Are You Setting Smart Goals?

Most people are divided about goal setting – either they do it or they don’t. That’s disheartening. Goal setting is about creating a vision for your life, achieving your goals, and in that living a purposeful and fulfilled life.

The most common reason people don’t set goals is because they feel they won’t succeed anyway. So why bother. It might work for someone else, but not for them.

Let’s try a different technique to goal setting. Create SMART goals. SMART is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. Clearly define your goals. They should be measurable and quantifiable. The goal should be achievable, realistic, yet challenging; something just a little beyond your reach. And the goal must be time-bound; have a deadline.

So try this different approach and see how you like it. Look at your goals and make them SMART.