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10 January 2012

SMART Goals

Anyone can write, “I want to run faster.” But how do you make goals that you’ll actually accomplish? Goals aren’t always easy to come up with, but at New Year’s we always feel the need to come up with some, often being disappointed that we don’t end up accomplishing them. Check out the video and […]

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Anyone can write, “I want to run faster.” But how do you make goals that you’ll actually accomplish?


Goals aren’t always easy to come up with, but at New Year’s we always feel the need to come up with some, often being disappointed that we don’t end up accomplishing them. Check out the video and get a reminder on putting together SMART goals to help you finish what you start.

Just to clarify a few things from the video:
I blow through the 6 “W’s” of the “Specific” section. Here’s a bit of an expansion on that…
Who: Obvious. It’s you!
What: Again, pretty obvious. The thing you’re trying to accomplish.
Where: A place. Simple stuff.
When: Might be a specific day, or time of day, week, month, year, or period of time.
Which: Are there requirements or constraints to your goal? Which things are they? They could be a physical limitation, a circumstance, a skill or accreditation you need to get before you can accomplish your goal.
Why: What’s the purpose? Without one there’s little reason to finish what you start.

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