During our lessons this week, we will talk about using the acronym SMART when Goal Setting. Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:
“Our goals can only be reached through the vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act.” — Pablo Picasso (Artist)
Goal Setting: Creating and achieving goals — be SMART.
We want to be smart when setting goals. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. We want to intelligently decide what our goals will be so we can actually accomplish them.
Specific: Your goal needs to be specific (include details), and be stated clearly. A specific goal has a much better chance of being accomplished than a general goal.
Measurable: How will you know when your goal is achieved? We need specific criteria to measure our progress. Keeping track of your progress gives you an incentive to keep going.
Attainable: Your goals should be realistic and achievable.
Relevant: Set goals that matter to you. When you identify goals that are important to you, you begin to figure out ways you can make them come true.
Timely: Set time frames or blocks of time when you plan to accomplish your goal. A time-bound goals sets it as a priority, and prevents your goal from being pushed aside by other daily activities.
- What is an example of a specific goal?
- What is an example of an attainable goal?
- What is an example of a relevant goal?
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