Trying to complete your next project at work or looking to lose a few kilograms? You have a goal/ end target in mind but how do we get there? You need a S.M.A.R.T goal! What’s a S.M.A.R.T goal you ask? Well we’re going to go through everything you need to know about what they are and how you’d go about completing one.
S- Specific. Your goals need to be well defined and clear, you have purpose and now’s the time!
M- Measurable. Being able to measure your goal is important. For instance, “I want to get fit in 2 months” does not fall in line with a measurable goal as it’s hard to measure “fit”. What you could say is “I’d like to achieve 10 Push Ups or run 5km in 2 months”. At the end of those 2 months you’ll be able to measure if you were successful or not by trying to complete either of those 2 goals.
A- Achievable. There’s no point having a goal that’s impossible to achieve. Keeping in mind, these goals are going to keep you striving forward to achieve greater things!
R- Realistic. Your goals need to be realistic and relevant to you. Just like the achievable part of your goal, it also needs to be realistic.
T- Timely. Creating a goal with a date in mind such as “I need to be able to fit into my wedding dress in 2 months” is a great goal. By giving yourself a deadline, you now know when your wedding dress needs to be worn and it creates a sense of urgency.
We now hope you understand how to go about putting together a S.M.A.R.T goal. Not all of our clients are accustomed to using them prior to working with us but once they get the hang of it there’s no turning back. We suggest you create 5-10 goals ranging from 1 month- 2 years so that you can use them as stepping blocks. Achieve your first goal then use that as motivation to spur you on to the next and next etc. If you have no goals you’re training without a purpose and whilst this could work for you in the short term, you’re most like going to drift away from your routine because you don't have anything spurring you on.
If you haven’t tried creating a S.M.A.R.T Goal before, why not try now? See how you go and keep working towards whatever it is that spurs you to be better than you were yesterday! If you need help with writing your own S.M.A.R.T Goal, give us a call and arrange a consultation.
Justin Beard Pn1