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#5 Time-bound

The "Time-bound" component of SMART goals refers to the need for a goal to have a specific deadline or time frame. This helps to create a sense of urgency and focus and ensures that the goal is not left open-ended or indefinitely postponed.

Setting time-bound goals involve having a specific deadline for a sense of urgency and focus. A deadline also increases motivation and allows for flexibility in goal achievement.


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#1 Specific

The "Specific" component of SMART goals refers to the need for a goal to be well-defined and clearly outlined. A specific goal should answer questions such as "What do I want to accomplish?" and "How will I know when I have achieved it?" When a goal is specific, it helps to focus attention and av...


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5 Components

The five components of SMART goals are:

  1. Specific: A specific goal outlines what you want to achieve and should be clearly defined.
  2. Measurable: A measurable goal should be quantifiable and have objective metrics for tracking progress.


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SMART goals are a widely used and effective method for setting and achieving personal and professional goals. The acronym SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound, and refers to a set of criteria that a goal should meet in order to be considered effective. The S...


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#2 Measurable

The "Measurable" component of SMART goals refers to the need for a goal to be quantifiable and have objective metrics for tracking progress. When a goal is measurable, it is easier to track progress, determine when you have achieved it, and stay motivated. Measuring progress helps you to see that...


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Key elements to become RELEVANT

For a goal to be considered relevant, it should have several key elements:

  • Personal significance: The goal should be meaningful to you, and align with your values, priorities, and overall life purpose.
  • Relevance to larger goals: The goal should...


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Key Elements to be SPECIFIC

For a goal to be considered specific, it should have several key elements:

  • Clearly defined outcome: The goal should have a clear and defined outcome that is easy to understand and measure.
  • Detailed: The goal should have enough detail to clearly...


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Key elements to become ACHIEVABLE

For a goal to be considered achievable, it should have several key elements:

  • Realistic: The goal should be realistic and achievable within your current resources, skills, and limitations.
  • Challenging: The goal should challenge you, but not be s...


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#4 Relevant

The "Relevant" component of SMART goals refers to the importance of a goal being relevant and aligned with your values, priorities, and overall life purpose. A relevant goal is one that has significance and meaning to you and is aligned with your long-term goals and aspirations.

Setting rel...


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"Successful people set goals. They know where they're going, and they work towards a definite purpose." 



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Key elements to become TIME-BOUND

For a goal to be considered time-bound, it should have several key elements:

  • Specific deadline: The goal should have a specific and clearly defined deadline or time frame.
  • Urgency: The deadline should create a sense of urgency and help to keep ...


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Take-home message

The SMART goal framework is a useful tool for setting clear, achievable, and measurable goals. The acronym SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. By following this framework, individuals can create goals that are well-defined, realistic, and aligned with thei...


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Key Elements to be MEASURABLE

For a goal to be considered measurable, it should have several key elements:

  • Objectives: The goal should have well-defined objectives and metrics for measuring progress.
  • Quantifiable: The goal should be quantifiable, allowing you to track progr...


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#3 Achievable

The "Achievable" component of SMART goals refers to the need for a goal to be realistic and within reach, given your resources and limitations. When a goal is achievable, it is more likely to be accomplished, as you will have the necessary resources and support to make it happen.

Setting ac...


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"Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible."



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"A goal properly set is halfway reached." 



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A learner who loves to share wisdom on personal growth, happiness, and success on Deepstash. Topics include motivation, habits, goals, and mindset. Believes that everyone can achieve their dreams with the right attitude and action.

The SMART framework helps individuals set clear, achievable, and relevant goals, with a sense of urgency, increasing motivation, focus, and chances of success. It clarifies goals, tracks progress, stays motivated, sets achievable goals, makes goals relevant and important, and sets a deadline for urgency.

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Setting Goals

Setting Goals

  • Focus on one domain at a time.
  • Write down your goals. This makes you more likely to take action.
  • Goals should be SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time -bound.
  • Set a combination of immediate, short term (days to weeks), medium term (weeks to month...

SMART goal-setting framework

SMART goal-setting framework

Set goals that are:

  • Specific: It will be easier to see what you need to accomplish.
  • Measurable: How will you know when you’ve achieved your goal?
  • Attainable: Or realistic. Is it possible to achieve the goal you’ve set for yourself?
  • Releva...

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