Smart Goal Setting

Lesson 13 : Goals

Smart Goal Setting

Goals should be SMART - specific, measurable, agreed upon, realistic and time-based. A goal might be to hold a weekly/monthly/yearly activity or a continuous programme throughout the family life cycle.

The acronym SMART has a number of slightly different variations, which can be used to provide a more comprehensive definition for goal setting:

S - specific, significant, stretching
- measurable, meaningful, motivational
- agreed upon, attainable, achievable, acceptable, action-oriented
- realistic, relevant, reasonable, rewarding, results-oriented
- time-based, timely, tangible, trackable

This provides a broader definition that will help you to be successful in both your business and personal life.

SMART goals are those which have the following clarity.

Specific : Well defined and clear to anyone that has a basic knowledge of the family activity.
Know if the goal is obtainable and how far away completion it and know when it has been achieved
Agreed Upon :
Agreement with all the family members what the goals should be and how it will be attained
Realistic : Within the availability of resources, knowledge and time
Time Bound
:Enough time to achieve the goal and not too much time, which can affect performance of the family members or the attainment of other goals.

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