Applying S.M.A.R.T Goals
In early eighteens published Gorge T. Doran, who worked in Washington water power company as a consultant and former director of corporate planning, a paper called, “There’s a S.M.A.R.T. Way to Write Management’s Goals and Objectives.” He explained how the importance of setting the objective goal is, and how can put criteria to guide people to accomplish their goals. There are five techniques for setting effective goals.
The first step to setting goals is to be specific goals. Setting a goal, be specific and identified the details of what exactly you want to accomplish. Be clarify of who will involve in the goal, or who you need to achieve your goal. Identify the location that you will work on it. Determine any requirements or obstacles. Specify your reason for your goal to encourage you to achieve it. For example, if your goal to lose weight, it should be losing ten kilograms in two months, and you will go to the gym that is near to your work for five times a week and ask a coach to guide your food and training to achieve your satisfying weight. However, you need an amount of money to register in the gym, decide the time to train before, after the work, or on the break, and do not eat junk food in. On the other hand, if you do not specify the place, time, and other details, it would be hard to be satisfied to lose appropriate weight and fulfil your goal.
The second step is to have measurable goals. you should know such the metrics as amounts, times, dates, and many other measures that you will use to determine if you meet your goal or not. Measure you are the ten kilograms you want to lose in two months, so five kilograms you will lose in each month. Also, do exercise five times a week for two hours a day, and eat three healthy main courses and two snacks daily. If you do not have measure amounts, dates, and time that would be hard to lose weight because you always delay starting diet or exercise.
The third step to achieve your goal is to be attainable or acceptable. An attainable goal that is possible to complete and achieve, so that depends on how your goal is important for you, and what requires changing of your attitude, developing skills, and keeping available time to make your goal achievable. For example, you should determine two hours for five days to go to the gym, sleep eight hours daily, and change your food habits. If you are setting a challenging goal you can not achieve it, you will lose the balance of your life, and that will affect negatively in your future goal.
The four-step is setting a relevant goal. A relevant goal that goal go with your vision life. If the goal is relevant to the direction of your life, it will encourage and develop you to focus on your whole life. For instance, when your vision of your life is to be healthy, your responsibility is to lose weight, do exercise and eat healthy food and drink two liters water every day. Although, if you set a goal that is not relevant to your life’s vision, it would be hard to achieve it because there is no reason to commit your self to do it.
The final step is the time-frame. The time-frame that means the time for the goal you should determine exact time to start and the deadline. As a result, the target date is to encourage you to guide your goal and to succeed and complete timely. It is useful to define what you are going to accomplish in the half-way of the process the goal. For example, the goal to lose ten kilograms in two months you should measure your weight after your first month to see are you really lose five kilograms. It is helping you to know are you working well through the first part and are you near to achieve your goal. In contrast, if you set a goal without a realistic time frame, it lacks your chance to succeed.