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Be Smart In Setting Your Goalsfrom: Valerie Christie - Guest Writer
Smart goal setting is one of the best ways to achieve personal and business success. In fact smart goal setting is always integrated in business management. Technology is fast changing, events in the workplace are moving faster and faster. To be globally competitive you must always consider customer satisfaction. If you want to stay in the market you must set up good goals. And good goals must be bounded on the conditions that they are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound or simply: Smart.
How to attain Smart Goal Setting?
Specific goals should suggest the behavior or action that are as specific as possible and define the parameters of that action or behavior. To establishing specific goals, therefore must be specific. When the goals are specific, you know exactly what you are aiming for. You utilize the strength of your imagination and set direction into the action that will empower you to achieve the goals.
Goals should also be measurable. You must set out specifically what you want to do with amounts and deadlines. Goals are set in such a way where you can manipulate yourself through the whole process. You must also see that there are good results on what you have set up. Beforehand, you should be able to identify your status at any point of your goal realization even before you start.
When you set goals, you must think of all the possibilities that could come out in the process, at the same time, you should be able to know if you can achieve it or not. Knowing this will limit you to the process where you can attain your set goals (not necessarily in the easiest way but in a possible way). An attainable goal is one that is can be realized in a given period of time.
Don't aim so high nor aim for unrealistic things that you cannot achieve. It is very frustrating to you when you set up goals that are on their way to failure. What happens here is that you will waste all your effort and time to the goals you can never achieve.
Do not consider that once you have set your goals, you are already done. As the saying goes, "do not count the chicks until they are hatched". It is therefore important to have plans and timeframes on how to achieve your set goals. Follow these plans so that you are always on track. Monitor your daily achievement in realizing your goals. Always give yourself a feedback on the short-term goals that you have accomplished. In other words, the moment you have set goals, you should include specific timeframes where you will follow throughout the course of your goal realization.
Smart goal setting is the best tool to achieve goals. It always produces the best results since you will follow a method that is already tested and proven effective. Realizing goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-sensitive will surely be an easy task indeed.
Setting smart goal would give you the opportunity to see what you are doing well as well as determining what needs to be improved as you go along with these goals. Goals are things that are possible to attain for as long as you set them to make you better in your chosen path of life.