How to set SMART Goals with Examples?

1. S – Specific:

The first step in goal-setting is being ‘Specific’. You should identify what you want to accomplish clearly. Specific goals will help you in making a better plan. You can take actionable steps. With vague goals, you cannot proceed further.

Poor Example: I Want to Be an Engineer.

Good Example: To become a genetics engineer by graduating from this reputed institution.

2. M – Measurable:

Your goal becomes achievable if you can measure its progress. It is like setting milestones that will tell you ‘how far you have come’ and ‘how far you have to go’ to reach the goal.

Bad Example: Have to get more visitors to the site.

Good Example: Have to reach 10,000 visitors before the middle of April.

Now, you can measure your progress easily.

3. A- Attainable/Achievable:

What is the purpose of your goal if it is un-attainable? Set goals within the reach and comes within a time-bound.

Poor Example: I want to become No.1 in this field by this Month

Good Example: Undergo a minimum of 6 months of internship in this particular field. I have to gain live industry-experience and knowledge in this field by working for 3-5 years in the field.

4. R – Relatable:

Your goals should be related to your values and objectives. Also, your goals should be realistic and challenging to motivate you.

Poor Example: Become a good fiction-writer in 3 weeks.

Good Example: I want to graduate in English and explore world-literature as I want to become a writer.

The goal here is realistic, motivating, and relatable to your values and objectives.

5. Time-Bound:

You will gain motivation to achieve your goal when there is a time-bound.

Poor Example: Increase my Blog Visitors

Good Example: Increase visitors by 5% before July.