The Essential Guide to Writing S.M.A.R.T. Goals

S.M.A.R.T. goals are a great tool to keep yourself on track of what you want to accomplish. This method is not only useful for individuals, but helpful with group projects in a work or school setting to make sure everybody has a role and stays on task.

SMART goals are:

S – Specific

What exactly do you want to accomplish?

M – Measurable

How do you plan to measure your progress? What milestones can you set for yourself?

A – Achievable

Is your goal realistic and attainable with the skills you have now? If not, what skills do you want to develop to make this happen?

R – Relevant

Does your goal make sense in the bigger picture? For example, if your goal is to improve your grades so you can get into your dream college, think about how your goal help you get there.

T – Time-Bound

What is your deadline? What do you hope to achieve at your halfway point?

The SMART formula helps clarify what your goals are and map out a plan to achieve it. Click here to read more about the method and how to use it efficiently in a group setting or on your own!