SMART Goals have changed the way that I view and create goals. Before I learned about SMART goals, most of my goals were so large and long-term that I often felt overwhelmed, and it was easier to lose motivation to complete them. I often did not know where to start or how I would get to where I wanted to end. With creating goals that are SMART, I have been able to see much more success and motivation in my educational life. Below is a short description of what SMART goals are and how to make them for yourself.
S– Specific: Be as specific as you can, including your purpose and as many details as possible.
M– Measurable: Use numbers, measurements, and exact quantities of the goal.
A– Achievable: Your goal must be realistic; creating a short-term goal may be helpful.
R– Relevant: Create a goal that matters to you or is vital to something important to you.
T– Time-Bound: Determine when exactly you want to achieve your goal by; include a specific time and date when possible.
Attached is a link to read more information on what SMART goals are, why they are valuable, and how to properly create them.