Goal setting helps us build the career you deserve. Goals are aspect of every life which gives you the right direction & focus for reaching the objectives. By this one can optimally utilize all the resources to excel without which it is difficult to reach the goals.
A SMART goal helps you to guide a goal setting. SMART is an acronym for
Specific: Clear well defined & unambiguous
Measurable: The progress towards achievement of goal is to be measured by specific criteria
Achievable: Possible to achieve
Realistic: Possible, realistic & within reach
Timely: The goals are to be achieved with in a time frame.
Specific: Goals which are specific are simple & easy to achieve. This can be accomplished by 5W method.
Who is responsible for the goal?
What has to be accomplished?
Where the goal has to be achieved?
When the goal should be achieved?
Why the goal should be achieved?
Measurable: A criteria should be determined for measuring the progress of the goal without which you cannot track to reach your goal. To reach a goal check:
How to identify if I have reached the goal?
How can I measure?
Achievable: The smart goal should be attainable using this we have to find the ways to reach the goal. The goals should be well defined to achieve it. Ask yourself does all the resources are available to achieve it, has it been achieved before.
Realistic: The smart goal should be realistic to be achieved with the available resources. The goals are realistic when you feel it is possible to achieve. Is it within reach with the given time & and resources.
Timely: The smart goals should be time bound within limits. The goal without time limits will lack motivation to achieve the goals. Verify if your goals have a time deadline.