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How to Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Setting goals and sticking to them is hard, and it is never great to feel that lash of disappointment in yourself when you have failed to achieve your goal. This desire to see and feel a change in your life is admirable, and becoming a better version of yourself over the long term is the mission if youre at all woke.” But maybe you were asking too much of yourself when you were setting your goals, and maybe your resolutions were not t set up in a way to actually tee you up for success in the first place. And although you made those resolutions with the best of intentions, it was unknowingly a form of self-sabotage, because you did not actually have a practical plan to concretely move forward.

This is where the acronym S.M.A.R.T. comes into play!

By breaking down a personal goal, resolution, or vision and running it through the acronym S.M.A.R.T., you have a higher chance of actually bringing that goal to life, and in turn, feeling good about who you are—which is what this is all about anyway!

Specific: clear, concise, tangible. The narrower the goal, the more you will understand the necessary steps to achieve it.

Measurable: euros, volume, time, experiences. Provide a way to evaluate your success.

Achievable: within your scope. Possible to accomplish and attain.

Relevant: worth your time and provides a positive benefit in your life.

Timely: a deadline or a time frame of when you will complete it.

An example of S.M.A.R.T. goal would be: I will focus on my eating habits and lead a healthier lifestyle by also exercising regularly until the end of the year.

It is the perfect example because it is doable, provides concrete reduction, good parameters, and a deadline to look forward to.

So, write down your goals, resolutions, and intentions. Then break them down into parts with S.M.A.R.T. Watch yourself move into action and a concrete plan for living your best life and achieving all of your desires!