Hello everyone, let’s talk about setting goals by SMART today.

SMART is an abbreviation, giving criteria to guide in the setting goals, for example in personal development and project management.

S - means specific. To successfully achieve your goals you must exactly know what you want. To set specific goal you can answer five W questions:

• What do you want to achieve?
• Why do you need to achieve it?
• Who is involved in the work?
• Where does the work take place?
• What requirements, conditions and restrictions are put to work?

M - means measurable. The goal should be tangible, as any work implies a result. Measurability is a system of measures by which the degree of achievement of a goal is determined. If there are no such criteria, then it is impossible either to evaluate the performance of the work, or to control the process itself.

A - means achievable. To check the cleverness of the task posed, one can answer the question: how should the goal be achieved with consideration of the possibilities?

R - means relevant. Actuality explains how to achieve the goal as effectively as possible, whether there is room for a positive solution.

T - means time-bound. Your goal should have time limit. It is one of the most important points, but the hardest to obey. With no time limits you’ll meet procrastination and uncertainty.

Tell me in comments about your experience of setting goals. And good luck in smart planning!

With love, Fereal