SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely. We'll look at how to set goals that are specific, measurable, and achievable. We'll discuss how to make goals relevant to our lives and set a timeline for achieving them.
Setting SMART Goals
SMART Goals - SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. It's a way to help set goals that are achievable and have clear expectations. Specific: Goals should be specific and clearly defined. This could include things like the goal’s purpose, the end result, and the steps needed to get there. Measurable: Goals should have measurable results, so that you can track progress and stay motivated. This could include a timeline, deadlines, or measurable milestones.
SMART goals were first developed by George Doran in 1981 in the Journal of Management. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. The SMART acronym was first used in business but is now used in many different fields from education to psychology.
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Work together in pairs: What are two or three things you learned about SMART goals from this lesson that you think will help you in your future academic and/or professional goals?
How can setting SMART goals help you become more successful in achieving your objectives?
Work together in pairs: What are two tips you can use to help you set and achieve SMART goals?
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What does the 'S' in SMART goals stand for?
Which of the following is a characteristic of a SMART goal?
'Setting realistic goals' is an example of which component of SMART goals?
Why is it important for goals to be measurable?
- To track progress and success
- To keep them flexible
- To make them more challenging
What does the 'T' in SMART goals stand for?