You may have listened about Smart Goals. But, what actually Smart Goals are?
You may have seen some people struggle too much in their life still not able to achieve much in life. Why?
There can be many reasons. Like, they have too much daunting goal, they lack in planning, lack of motivation, or they don’t have any goal. But, the answer to all these reasons is one; they don’t set Smart Goals.
Setting Smart Goals means you already know what your goal is, what you need to do, how you will use your time and resources? And, most importantly, you already know that you will achieve them.
They basically make your daunting task a bit easier so that you can accomplish it.
In this article, we will understand what smart goals are and how we can use them to achieve our goals?
What are Smart Goals?
Smart goals make your daunting goal easy and improve the chances of your success in accomplishing the goal.
SMART is an acronym. It stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-based.
When you set a goal, it needs a road map to reach your target. SMART goal can help you in creating this road map. With this, you can create a road map which is specific, clear, and track-able so that you can easily hit the bull’s eye.
How to execute SMART Goals?
Let’s discuss how to execute SMART goals in real life:
To achieve your goal, be as specific as you can. Be as narrow as you can about your goal, it will help you to be focused. Otherwise, you won’t be able to stay motivated throughout the journey which is very much important.
Ask yourself: Why this goal? Why you want to achieve this? How to reach there? How much time will it take?
Being specific eliminates the gap between “I want to get rich” and “I want to make $60,000 a month from my IT business in the next 6 months.”
Your goal must be measurable because it will help you to track your progress. Measuring your progress helps you to achieve your short term goal in a timely manner, stay motivated and focused.
I will pursue the necessary training and experience for the post of Senior Search Engine Executive in my company.
Your goal can be challenging or too daunting but still, it need to be possible. Every goal requires some essential things like time, skills, effort, or money. So, ask yourself: can you put the required time? Do you have those skills and, if not, will you be able to learn them? Can you invest in it?
Because if you lack these prime things in you, then how will you be able to achieve your goals?
You want to start a business of tour and travel. Then, you must know the prime things it requires.
Like, you must have knowledge about the famous tourist places and their specialties; you have to tie up with hotels and traveling agencies, and most importantly, money. If you have every single details but not money, it’s hard to run a business or vice versa.
One of the main thing, is this a relevant task or goal? Does it really matter to you? Does it contribute in your long term goal?
Because if it will not help you in any aspect then why waste time in this?
It’s better to spend time in doing a more worthy task that will furnish your skills or contribute to your long term goals.
Suppose you want to pursue training in Digital Marketing. Ask yourself: Is this the right time to do this? Will it enhance the required skills for your goal? Is there any better course than this?
Your goals must be time-based means your goal must have a deadline.
It will help you to complete your task on time and stay focused while achieving short term goals. It will also let you prioritize your long term goals over unimportant daily tasks.
You must have answer to questions like When will it be completed? Where I will be in the 6 months? How much work will be completed in 2 months?
You have to give a presentation next week in the office which will decide your promotion. So, you must know that in how much days you will make it ready? And, then how much time will it take to prepare for it?
Accomplishing task with deadlines helps you to stay focused and motivated to achieve your goals.
SMART goals help you to clear your mind about your goals and make your task a bit easier. It helps you to stay focused, clear, and motivated towards your goals.
Anyone can imply this SMART technique to achieve their goals.
Try to apply SMART goals technique; you will see a increase in your productivity. Think about your goals, use this technique, and hustle hard. I am pretty confident; it will help you in conquering your goals.