- SPECIFIC: Specific goals are definite and clear. They are not vague or uncertain. When your goals are certain and clear, it’s easier to achieve these goals. This is because you know what you intend to achieve and how you intend to achieve it just by looking at the goal.
Setting a clear goal can be one intensive task. From deciding WHAT you want to achieve, to HOW you plan to get it done, all the way to WHY you even decided to do it in the first place. Goals are important in planning both as an individual or as a business. Nonetheless, more often than not, we set goals that we do not achieve in the end. One way to ensure that you follow through with your goals is to set S.M.A.R.T goals. The acronym is often used when referring to the goal planning process. Each letter stands for the words; Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely. Each of these are very important in the goal planning process. Let’s walk through the process of setting S.M.A.R.T goals: