SMART is a helpful acronym for defining goals in such a way that they have the best possible chance of being achieved
Ensure each of your goals have these 5 elements defined:-
Specific – the goal is clear, concise, and unambiguous.
Measurable – you are able to record & track progress, preferably with a numeric criteria ($, amount, height, length, etc). ‘% Complete’ is a simple metric to use.
Achievable / Attainable – meaning that the goal is within your abilities to achieve.
Relevant – the goal is relevant to what you want to achieve in your life, in your vision of the future.
Timely / Timed – the goal needs to have a defined timeline, with start and end dates.
On setting personal goals
- We naturally set goal in our heads – we cannot help it
- For the best chance of success, WRITE YOUR GOALS DOWN
- Use the 5 principles to write the goals
- Remind yourself regularly. Weekly is good
- Keep your current goals to a manageable list of 4,5 goals at any one time. Keep a list of others, but don’t start them yet
- Have 1 Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG), no more
Congruence is the state of things when they are in agreement, coming from the Latin congruō “I meet together, I agree” Therefore, Goal Congruence is the alignment of your goals to… your other goals your direction in life your personal Values those people reliant on you Goal congruence is often discussed in the business case about
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