SMART doesn’t stands for “intelligence” only☺, but for:
S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Achievable
R – Realistic
T – Time based
The next image summarizes what SMART definition is:
Specific: it must content everything you need.
Measurable: there should be a way to measure the goal.
Achievable: you should believe you can achieve, don’t make this impossible.
Realistic: you can achieve the goal with the resources you have.
Time-based: the goal must have a time frame to get it done.
It’s also important to know there are many authors that explain this in more detail and is always nice to read about it.
You need to practice these techniques in order to achieve your goals in a faster way, there are no shortcuts and it is very important to start where you must. Your goals will define your career and your personal development.
You can find a really specific guide to this goal setting examples in a very good book of S.J. Scott available at Amazon:
The reviews are quite amazing and as you can see, this book has helped a lot of people to attain this first important phase.
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