Smart Goals What does Smart stand for? S= specific M= measurable A= attainable R= result base T= Timely
Why do we use Smart Goals? People use smart goals to set realistic goals for themselves or for their businesses. We use smart goals to put in perspective which goals are attainable and which are unrealistic. Helps us Stay organized/ and committed
Specific The goal must be specific! Ex: I want to lose 5 pounds in three weeks This goal is very specific, if someone were to say “I want to lose weight,” the goal really isn’t specific enough By being very specific with your goals you will have a better chance of completing them.
Measurable Goals which can not be measured can not be managed Your goal is measurable if anyone can tell you at the end of the deadline, whether or not you have completed your goal. Ex: GM tells you that you have reached your sales quota for the week.
Attainable Is your goal reachable? Ex: I want to become rich by opening up an Italian restaurant in Portsmouth NH. Vague Ex: I want to be rich High goals that stretch you are okay, but high AND realistic goals are better
Result Base Relevant goals are a sure way to direct your efforts towards attaining something that is concentrated to who you are as a person. EX: If your running a painting Company a relevant goal would be to have 10 estimated done by the end of the week. Bad Ex: I want to replace siding on a house
Time bound Can you finish the goal in a realistic time frame? Ex: I will start my research paper tonight at 8 and finish it in the morning by 12 Vague Ex: I will do my research paper Goals need to have deadlines!