S.M.A.R.T Goal Setting

S.M.A.R.T Goal Setting

When in doubt there's always a bunch of excuses that hold us back. “I’ll start tomorrow.”“I’ll start after my holiday” “I’ll start when the kids get out of school.” ” I’ll start when the kids go back to school.” “I’ll start when the weather gets better.” ” I’ll start when I get a new job.”

There is no better moment to start than NOW!

S - Specific  
M - Measurable
A – Attainable
R - Realistic / Relevant
T – Time Frame


SPECIFIC
you may have a rough idea of what your goal is but to make it easier to establish your goal down the track you need to break it down. For example: What is it I want to accomplish? Who is involved? Where does this need to happen? When should it happen? Why is it important? How you intend to accomplish your goal?
Example: “I want to get in Shape”. Vs “Join a gym and workout 3 days per week”.

MEASURABLE
You need to work out whether or not you are successful in being able to achieve your goal. You need to work out a way that is best for you to measure your progress and your end result. To measure the goal you should have a plan that includes your targets and milestones to check your progress.

ATTAINABLE
an attainable goal should be realistic and include a plan that breaks down your overall goal into smaller, manageable steps. Using the timeframe you have set and the resources available to you.

REALISTIC/ RELEVANT
If you have realistic and relevant goals to your life they will be much easier to achieve. Once you have established that goal identify the resources you will need in order to reach them and review them every few weeks when necessary to check your on the right track.

TIME FRAME
Every goal you have should be limited by a timeframe. The time may vary by weeks, months or years depending on what your goal is, the time is important in order for you to commit to the goal. Having a deadline can also create an urgency that will motivate you to complete your goal.

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