Do you have goals or do you have SMART goals? You know what goals are; the result or achievement toward which effort is directed. But what do you know about SMART goals?
SMART is the acronym for the creation of a goal with the following attributes:
Specific – Does the goal clearly tell someone exactly what you want to achieve?
Measurable – Can you measure the goal in dollars and cents so you know when it is achieved?
Achievable – Is this something that while challenging, is not out of reach?
Realistic or Relevant – Is this goal appropriate, helpful, and applicable to your current stage in life?
Timely or Time bound – What is the due date for achieving this goal?