Setting SMART Goals
We want to set ourselves up for success by creating the right type of goal.
Good goals are SMART:
S for specific. A goal should be linked to one activity, thought, or idea.
M for measurable. A goal should be something you can track and measure progress toward.
A for actionable. There should be clear tasks or actions you can take to make progress toward a goal.
R for realistic. A goal should be possible to achieve.
T for timely. A goal should fall within a specific time period.
Activity: Write your own SMART goal
Specific: Is the goal linked to one activity or one thought?
Measurable: Can I plot my progress on a graph? Can I say how much I’ve improved from the previous day or week?
Actionable: What task or action will I be doing? Can I draw a picture of someone doing that action?
Realistic: Are there examples of people who have achieved this level of success in this amount of time? What are some obstacles I might face along the way? Would any of those obstacles stop me in my tracks?
Timely: Did I include a set time period in which I want to achieve my goal? Days? Weeks? Months?
Activity: How can we supercharge our goals?
Take a moment to reflect.
Increasing our chances.
I want to achieve my goal, but I know __ will get in the way.
- your fixed mindset voice appears,
- you make a mistake, or
- you get frustrated.
Step 4: Name your goal. By naming your goal, you can easily remind yourself to work toward that goal. Some examples of goal names are “3 by 30”, “best goal ever”, or “supercharge goal”.