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!

Good luck!