In sport psychology, we talk about making goals SMART. The acronym SMART helps you define your goal more clearly.
A SMART goal is:
S – Specific
- Your goal clearly tells what action you will take.
M – Measurable
- You will will be able to track your progress and measure your success.
A – Attainable
- This is an achievable goal.
R – Realistic
- You are capable of taking the steps necessary to meet this goal.
T – Time-based
- You are able to track your progress on this goal.
When you make a goal, take the time to make sure that it is SMART. Re-evaluate your goal every week or two weeks and amend it as necessary using the SMART framework.
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