How will I know when I achieve my goal?

SMARTER GOALS– Print & post in your study area.

Reason this goal is important to me  




Step Mnemonic Description
1 Specific

Exactly what is it you want to achieve in your work or personal life? Good goal statements explain: what, why, who, where and when. If your goal statement is vague, you will find it hard to achieve because it will be hard to define success.

2 Measurable

You must be able to track progress and measure the result of your goal. Good goal statements answer the question: how much or how many. How will I know when I achieve my goal?

3 Agreed

Your goal must be relevant to and agreed with all parties; examples include your manager & employees.

4 Realistic

The goal should be stretching, but realistic and relevant to you and your company. Ensure the actions you need to take to achieve your goal are things you can do and control. Is this goal achievable?


5 Time-Bound

Goals must have a deadline. A good goal statement will answer the question: When will I achieve my goal? Without deadlines, it’s easy to put goals off and leave them to die. As well as a deadline, it’s a good idea to set some short-term milestones along the way to help you measure progress.

6 Evaluate- what is working & not working? Barriers?

Seeking win –win?

7 Reassess- what changes need to be made & take action.


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