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Straight Talk, No Chaser SMART Goal Setting


Effective goals are considered SMART goals. This means they are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound.

S – goals must be clear and consistent with what must be accomplished;

M – goals must be measured to see what you are doing to make progress;

A – goals must realistically attainable by you;

R – goals must be relevant to your interests, needs, and abilities; and

T – goals must contain a timeline for completion.

Whether your goal is big or small, making change requires you to be intentional and clear about what you want to do. Here are some examples.

  1. I will walk for 30 minutes 5 days each week in the month of August.

  2. I will drink 4 glasses of water instead of soda everyday this week.

  3. I will cook my meals instead of eating out each day.

If the goal isn't working after you write it, make adjustments. Our lives change and so should our goals.

Need more help? Contact us for a complimentary SMART goal writing session. We are here to assist you!


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