Are You Making SMART Goals?

We are in full swing of the New Year! Whatever your New Year's resolution was, how is it coming?? The number 1 reason we fail at meeting our goals, is because we're not making SMART goals! If you're not familiar, this is life changing! So buckle-up and get ready for an “ah ha!” moment.

If you're struggling meeting your goals, here's why:

  • You try to do too much
  • You're not clear on where you are going

So let's talk about what is involved in a SMART goal! SMART is simply an acronym.

Specific: simple, sensible, significant

Measurable: meaningful, motivating

Achievable: agreed, attainable

Relevant: reasonable, realistic and resourced, results-based

Time-bound: time-based, time limited, time/cost limited, timely, time-sensitive

Let's dive a little deeper on how to use your SMART goals!


When drafting your goal, answer the 5 W's:

  • What do I want to accomplish?
  • Why is the goal important?
  • Who is involved?
  • Where is it located?
  • Which resources are involved?


When measuring your SMART goal, consider these questions:

  • How much?
  • How many?
  • How will I know when I have reached my goal?


You want to ensure that you can achieve the goal that you are setting:

  • What opportunities should you say “yes” to that is in alignment with your goal VS. what should you say “no” to?
  • How realistic is your goal?


If your goal requires a certain budget, make sure you have the funds for it.


Ensuring whether the goal matters to you, ask yourself:

  • Is it right?
  • Is it applicable to something that is important to you?


Every SMART goal needs a deadline, so you can ensure you're giving yourself enough time to meet the deadline on your calendar. This is where time-blocking becomes essential in supporting your goal.

Give it a try and see how defining a SMART goal can help you GSD! And if you need a little push, reach out to us and we'll help you get there!

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