What makes a goal SMART?
Just wanted to share some goal setting thoughts as many of us prepare for the #90DaySummerSizzle Challenge. 🔥🔥🔥 I increase my own chances of successfully crushing a goal when I take the time to make a detailed, realistic plan.
But how does a plan help us crush our goals? Starting with a good plan of any type certainly ups your odds of success, but what should go into the plan? How do we plan throughly so we can be in it to win it?
Planning can seem daunting or pointless to some, but having any type of plan is better than not having a plan at all.
What’s the common phrase? Failing to plan is planning to fail? Not sure is always that dramatic, but certainly, a solid plan to achieve your goals increases the chance of success.
I love the S.M.A.R.T acronym as a way to ensure my plan is clear & concise.
Generally, it means:
S – Specific/Simple
M – Measurable
A – Achievable/Attainable
R – Reasonable or Relevant
T – Time-based/bound/limited
I like this acronym because it forces me to get real with the HOW I will achieve the goal. Sooo….even if I choose to be rebellious and not follow my own plan, I will not be able to use the ‘well, I didn’t have a good plan’ as an excuse.
I think you get the idea. Just wanted to share this personal planning strategy as many of us are planning out goals we want to crush over the summer.
Here are a few links on the topic:
I really like this 4 minute YouTube simple video outlining the SMART acronym.
This old Weight Watchers article link will take a moment to load.
What are some of your personal planning strategies? Please feel free to share in the comments.
Just trying to live my life as mindfully as I can. We only get one shot at this life & I do not want to miss a thing! I lost almost 50 pounds in 2016 (and I am still an active Weight Watchers Member) and I feel great...and this feeling is not about what I lost, it is about all the perspective I have gained. My journey is always evolving, so I decided that blogging about it would be a great way to share the joy. Writing about my journey keeps me mindful! Thanks for coming along! Live Life Mindfully