How to Write Smart Goals
Back to business school we go! Let's turn your goal setting SMART... Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely.
Specific — Write down exactly what you want. For example, it is not I want to lose weight, it is I want to lose 10 pounds.
Measurable — It should be defined. You don’t say I want to save more money for my trip, you would say I want to save $1000 for our vacation.
Attainable — Make sure it is something you can do. It may not be realistic to say run 15 miles every day, but I will work to run at least 1 mile every day.
Relevant — Make sure your goal works for you and is in line with your values you selected.
Timely — Define the date by which you need to reach your goal.
Time to review the goals you have, decide if they need some updating and most importantly write them down!