Who doesn’t want to achieve all the goals of life and reach the apex of success, right? We all set goals to achieve in our life but sometimes our efforts are not enough, sometimes we lose focus, and sometimes even after working diligently, we fail due to lack of the success principles. To make sure you do not stray away from your path and achieve goals smartly, we have elaborated SMART for you. Smart stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound.
Make sure to have a specific goal so you can have an undivided focus and stay motivated to achieve it. When you are working on setting your goals, ask yourself these “wh” questions – what, why, who, where and which.
-What do you want to achieve?
-Why is it important?
-Who is going to help you achieve it?
-Where will it lead you?
-Which things or resources are essential for it?
Whatever goal you set, its progress must be trackable for the sake of maintaining the motivation as tracking its progress keeps you focused, determined and excited when you are near to achieving it. Measurable goals should be able to answer your “how” questions such as how much, how many and how to know when it is achieved?
The goals you set should be attainable and realistic to guarantee its success. Also, it should contribute to broaden up your vision as well as abilities. Realistic goals help to recognize the opportunities and resources that exist around it. If yours is one too, it should answer questions such as how to accomplish it and how realistic it is from all aspects?
After you set a goal, making sure it is important as well as relevant to your other goals is essential. To achieve it, we need support and help from various sources but at the end of the day, you are the one who is leading it so keep in mind that you would still have a responsibility to achieve it.
Last but not the least, to achieve every goal, you need to set deadlines so you can give it an undivided focus. This saves you from putting off the work and procrastinating and pushes you to work on your long-term goal while focusing on completing your everyday work as well.