Resolutions. Goals. Life Changes. #2015

Most of us come across these words this time of year. If your relationship with the New Year involves setting goals here is a reminder of how to set smart goals. 

Specific - Vague goals do not set us up for success. Specific goals require planning, steps, and accountability. Where, when, how, what, and why. 

Measurable - Goals that can be measured can be tracked and have indicators of progress. 

Attainable - When thinking about goal setting it is important to make sure the goal is realistic.

Relevant - Is your goal really something you want for your life? Goals that are set for others, because of others, or by others are often not in keeping with the mentioned steps for setting smart goals.

Time Limited - Shorter time frames help to eliminate procrastination while setting time bound goals helps keep the goal specific.