Goal Setting Tips

GOAL SETTING

When planning your goals, it is important to also write down the strategies you are going to implement in order to achieve those goals.

Your goals should always be S.M.A.R.T.

  • Specific
    Be specific! There are specific actions to take to reach the goal. Clearly state what is to be achieved, by whom, where and when

  • Measureable
    Make sure your goal is measurable! You know how much to do, how often and when the goal has to be achieved.

  • Actionable
    Take action to achieve goal(s)! Set yourself up to achieve.

  • Realistic
    Be realistic and relevant! The goal is practical, given your resources and time.

  • Time-based
    Have a time frame! Set a specific time frame to achieve the goal.


Remember to reward yourself after completing each goal as you deserve it! Take the time to write down the following:

  1. Your overall goal

  2. Your goal in 1 month

  3. Your goal in 6 months

  4. Your goal in 12 months

 

Finally it is also important to record any obstacles you have that may defer you from achieving your goals as well as recording your support network. Take the time to write down the following:

  1. What obstacles stand in the way of achieving your goal?

  2. How will you address the obstacle if/when they arise?

  3. Who is in your support network? Write down their name and relationship to you.

  4. How will you communicate with them?

 

If you need any help setting or achieving your goals, contact us today and we'll give you the helping hand you may need.