Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Realistic and Time Based.
The best way to get to where you want is to first know “where” that is. Then it is just a matter of setting your internal GPS, charting the course and setting sail. By that of course I mean setting goals or objectives. And we have all heard the old cliché…until it is written down it is not a goal it is just a dream. Well, I am a big advocate of writing down your goals. Also, it is so important to be specific and to follow a few rules when setting goals. I bet your thinking, I didn’t know there were rules to setting goals – or who made you the rule maker for setting goals?
Okay, so they are not so much rules as they are guidelines, but I think you will see the wisdom in these guidelines especially once you start putting them to work for you and see them work. What a great way to remember the guidelines for goal setting – make sure all your goals are S.M.A.R.T.