How to set smart goals

How to set smart goals

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Smart goals are goals you can attain. To be more precise, the best way to achieve your goals is to be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timed. While these techniques might sound like a challenge, it is actually quite possible to follow them in order to attain your goals. 

Specific 

Goals that are specific are more possible to attain than goals that are broad or unclear. This is because you have a clearer idea of what the goal is when it is specified. As a result, this enables you to map out how you can achieve the goal. Having a particular goal prevents you from focusing on tasks that are irrelevant to your journey. When it is specific, the goal becomes more possible.

Measurable

Can you measure your goal? The bigger picture is the main goal, but one way to accomplish it is by breaking it down into smaller goals along the way. Measuring how far you are moving along is not only inspiring, but it also helps you enjoy the process of reaching your goal. A goal that is measurable is a goal that you are more likely to achieve.

Achievable

A goal that is achievable is a goal that is reasonable. When a goal is unreasonable then it remains a dream. This means that for the goal to come to fruition, it needs to be doable. It is helpful to regularly check in with yourself and ask yourself, “Is this a feasible goal? Is this a goal I can achieve? If so, how?” 

Realistic

In order for a goal to be achievable, it must be realistic. An unrealistic goal makes it impossible for a goal to become a reality. Realistic goals are well thought out goals that come with an outcome that is clear-sighted. 

Timed

When goals are timed, this helps give an estimate of when they will be accomplished. This also allows you to create deadlines and commit to being timely, in order for your goals to become a reality. 

Despite the fact that using these tactics might seem difficult, doing so will help you achieve your objectives. Turning a dream into a reality is more than possible when you have a plan of action. You can achieve smart goals if you set them.

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