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The Importance of S.M.A.R.T. Goals

As we’ve stepped into the new year, we have had all this talk about goal setting and making sure its S.M.A.R.T. but why is that important? Why is applying S.M.A.R.T. to your goal setting important for success?  This year we will give you all the tools you need to make sure that your goals don’t become a failure of the past that you have to try again in 2024.

Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals

First, we set our S.M.A.R.T. Goals making sure all our goals were specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely. Applying S.M.A.R.T. to your goals keeps us on track to achieve them but, it also let us know that our goals can be modified if they need to be to fit our needs. It’s vital to apply S.M.A.R.T to your goals otherwise you can lose sight of what you’re working towards.

Goal setting may seem easy but it’s also important to reflect on past failures to make sure we don’t make the same mistakes twice. To move forward we must reflect on the past and understand past errors. For more on reflecting on past goals to move forward read our related blog using the link below.

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Why All Your Goals Should be S.M.A.R.T.

Goals are part of every aspect of life, personal goals and career goals all provide us with a sense of direction. When you set a goal, you are working towards bettering yourself with a target to aim for. Making your goal S.M.A.R.T. guides you to hitting that target without missing! Often individuals set themselves up for failure when they set goals that are unrealistic and has no sense of direction. S.M.A.R.T. goals set you up for success because it makes your goals more organized.

Finding Success in 2023

There is more to success than just making a list of things you want to achieve and hoping for the best. Creating S.M.AR.T. goals gives you a game plan. Asking yourself important questions: who is involved in this goal? How will I know I have reached my goal? Do I have the resources to achieve this goal? Does this goal match my other efforts and needs? And most importantly does my goal have a deadline?

Sitting down and applying S.M.A.R.T. to all your goals this year can ensure your success in 2023. It’s important to understand, that all your goals will be easier to achieve once they have been analyzed and you don’t give up. Success in 2023 will be effortless this year if you apply S.M.A.R.T. to your goals.

 

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