We can fail sometimes. Setbacks are part of working for the life you deserve. If you never reach your goals or give up, reevaluate your goal-setting process. To put it another way, if you have set objectives and they haven’t been met, it’s likely because they aren’t SMART goals. SMART goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timely. Making SMART goals keeps you on track to achieve your objectives, as opposed to setting goals that are too broad, too lofty, or not well thought out.
What do you consider to be the 5 SMART GOALS?
An acronym known as SMART objectives defines an approach that may be used to accomplish any goal. SMART objectives are goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and have a time frame associated with them.
1. SMART GOALS ARE SPECIFIC
It’s unclear what you mean when you say you “want to earn more.” Instead, develop a list of how much money you want to earn for yourself. Do you want to start earning an additional DH150,000, DH500,000, or perhaps DH1,000,000 every year? Do you want to increase your company’s profitability by 20%? Set a precise goal number to help you track your progress. A precise goal is beneficial in two ways: first, it makes it simpler to foresee the eventual outcome (picture your bank account full of zeros), and second, it tells you when you’ve attained your goal.
2. SMART GOALS ARE MEASURABLE
SMART goals demand “tracking” of progress. You can’t objectively declare you’ve accomplished your goal if it’s not measurable. The example’s aim is quantifiable. Check throughout the year to see if you’ve hit 150,000 DH. This idea can serve various purposes. Rather than “learn how to play golf,” a more precise objective may be “reduce my handicap from 25 to 20.” This helps you gauge your progress.
This will help you see how well you are doing. How well do you think you’re doing toward your goal? Are you getting closer to achieving your goals? By giving each of your goals a clear, measurable result, you give yourself something to look at and keep track of.
3. SMART GOALS CAN BE REACHED
To create an attainable goal, you must first pick one, even if it requires more work. If you make 30,000 DH a year and aim to make 5 million next year, you won’t attain your target.
When you set too high of a goal, it may seem like you’ll never be able to achieve it. You might feel so overwhelmed that you give up. With the SMART method, you can set big goals and still make real progress toward them. This keeps you from making things harder for yourself. Don’t be worried. As you get closer to your goals, you can always set higher goals for yourself.
4. SMART TARGETS ARE REALISTIC
Being bold helps you achieve huge goals.
For SMART objectives to function, you must define attainable targets. If you are motivated and able to work toward your goals, changing the way you act should help you achieve them. Your goals aren’t meaningful if they’re not realistic. You must know what you desire, why, and your skills. It’s true for professional and personal aspirations.
Consider how to attain your financial objectives. Whether you want to produce more sales, move ahead in management, or handle a major customer, make sure you have the time and energy to achieve it. After a failure, it’s hard to reach an unreasonable objective. Setbacks might help you make a shift and gain new vigor.
5. HAVE A TIME FRAME ASSOCIATED WITH GOALS
The last part of making SMART goals is to set a specific amount of time in which you will work toward reaching your goal. Give yourself enough time to reach the goal you’ve set. Do you think you can start making the money you want in the next six months, a year, or two years? It’s important to have a specific time frame so that you can measure your progress along the way to your goal.
If you don’t finish what you set out to do in the time you gave yourself, you should think about whether or not your goal was reasonable and doable. Was the time frame you gave me not enough? Or did you just not give it your all? If you use the acronym “SMART goals” to plan what you want, there is nothing wrong with resetting your goals as long as you know why you weren’t able to achieve them. It’s perfectly fine to change your goals. Align, start over, and wipe the slate clean.
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