How many times have you set a goal and then didn’t achieve it? Do these sound familiar?
• I want to lose weight
• I need to save money
• I should call my Mom more often
• I should be nicer to strangers
How do you feel when you don’t achieve your goals – terrible, right? Well, what if you knew you couldn’t fail? What if you had a system that you could use that would increase the probability of your success? And more importantly, increase your confidence in your abilities. Most often, it’s not that YOU are a bad person, it’s just that your goal setting system sucks. That is where SMART goal setting comes in.
SMART goals are really quite simple. They are:
• S – Specific
• M – Measurable
• A – Attainable
• R – Relevant
• T – Time bound