Friday, January 21, 2011

SMART Goals

SMART
As we start the new year, it never gets any better than this time to set the new year's resolutions for 2011. Having SMART goals is the key, SMART stands for:

Specific
Measurable
Agreed upon
Realistic
Time-bound

The good thing about these goals is that you can deploy them anywhere; in your yearly job objectives, in your personal progress plans, or even in your daily life obstacles. Here is an example of a SMART goal: After five years (in 2016) I will be running in the New York Marathon!

By the way, due to the popularity of the New York Marathon, the primary selection criteria for it is by lottery. So, count your blessings if your guaranteed participation in a marathon is a piece of cake, because New Yorkers' isn't.

6 comments:

Haitham هيثم Al-Sheeshany الشيشاني said...

I remembr during college we talked about the "SMART" technique, it sounded so sooo easy. But once we got into applying it on "small" projects during classes; we saw how hard it was to implement!

Nart Pshegubj said...

SMART goals are indeed smart! I agree with you; knowing what SMART goals are is one thing, and deploying them is a different thing.

Thanks Borz for your comment :)

Aman said...

I guess any goal should fulfill SMART criteria in order to be achieved, else you will lose one of the basics and end up by being dreaming only ..
Nice post Nart although it's a little bit short :)

Nart Pshegubj said...

Well that's the point dear, powerfully short, more for less :)

Thanks for your comment.

Haitham هيثم Al-Sheeshany الشيشاني said...

more for less indeed Nart! :)

Aman said...

well, it does make sense, liked that :)

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