January often means a fresh start, resolutions, or new objectives. Setting SMART goals gives you focus and direction, and includes an action plan to guide you to achieve them. When goals are SMART, they contain all the key elements to you be more successful. What does SMART mean?
Specific: Set a clear and well-defined goal.
Measurable: Include precise amounts with numerical value if possible. This allows you to measure your progress and mark successes.
Attainable: Make sure your goals are realistic. You want them to be a challenge but also achievable.
Relevant: Your goal should be relevant to the change you want to make.
Time-bound: Include a deadline! The sense of urgency helps push you closer towards your goal.
Posted January 13, 2023