One way to guarantee that you accomplish the things you want in life is to set goals. Goals help you remember what you're trying to achieve and what you have to do to get there. But how do you set good goals? Let Get Schooled help you!
The key to setting good goals is using the S.M.A.R.T method. What exactly are S.M.A.R.T. goals? Glad you asked!
S - Specific. The more specific your goals the better
M - Measurable. All goals should have a criteria you can use to measure your progress and success
A - Achievable. Reaching for the stars is great but when setting goals you want to make sure you are realistic
R - Relevant. How does your goal tie to your passion or purpose
T - Time. Every goal should have a start and end date as well as milestones along the way to keep you on track
Now that you know what S.M.A.R.T. stands for, let's look at how you fill in the blanks. Most goals, such as I want to earn a 3.0 G.P.A spring semester, or I want to get accepted to college, start with you asking yourself a few questions.
- Why do you want to achieve this goal?
- What specific benefits will come with achieving this goal?
- What is your achievement deadline?
- How do you plan to achieve your goal?