Goal setting is a critical component to any life change. It helps keep you focused, driven, motivated, and excited to keep progressing towards an end result. Utilizing a SMART goal can help you home in on exactly what you’d like to accomplish, and by when you’d like to have it done.
Having a SMART goal can keep you on the straight and narrow when it comes to having a goal, and it helps you to focus on what really matters and how you plan to get it done. Remember, goals can be as big or as small as you want, but they should mean something to you!
Check out these SMART goal suggestions and starting your 2021 on the right foot!
Specific – Think about EXACTLY what it is you want. Your goal should be able to answer the question(s), What, Where, When, Why, Which.
Measurable – During the time you are working towards your goals, you want to be able to track the progress you are making. Your goal should be able to answer the question “How much” or “How many”.
Attainable – Do you believe that this goal is reasonable enough to be accomplished? Remember, you want to set yourself up to succeed!
Realistic – Your goal should be something that means something to you and something that is important to you. As you develop strategies to achieve your goal, it should become more realistic!
Time – Set a time limit for your goal. This will help to keep a sense of urgency to have better time management and keep your focus strong.
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Some ideas for goals in 2021 (tailor to your needs)