No, I am not talking about your intelligence level. I am talking about your goals!
SMART goals is not anything new but do you use it when you create your goals?
The reason why I am asking this is because if you have made goals, founded on SMART, you will actually have real goals and not only talk and dreams.
Is the answer, to my question above, was YES, I would like to tell you that you should not continue reading. You know what you are doing, but to give you some sort of help, maybe this article on how to make the goals into tasks, might help you. And also, write down your top 3 goals in the comments and we can all keep each other accountable
So, what are SMART Goals? Let us get into it!
S – Specific
Your goal needs to be specific! Like, real specific! “I want to be in better shape” is not specific. “I will hit a Back squat of 125 kg” is specific!
M – Measurable
Can you make data out of your goal? Can you see where you are today? Can you follow along of how you are performing on your journey toward your goal?
Can you measure “better shape”? No you can not, because it is not specific. But you can measure how much you can back squat, its therefore measurable.
A – Achievable
Now this part is a bit tricky! Because we cannot control everything and sometimes, shit goes sideways and you wont achieve your goals. But you have to ask yourself, are they impossible to achieve ? If they are not, you can continue with the goal. Hitting 125 kg in back squat is not impossible, therefore its achievable. Look for people who have done it before and you will know that it is achievable, for sure!
R – Relevant or Realistic
Is this goal relevant for your overall plan in life? Is it realistic for you to have this goal? If your plan is to be a great parent one day, maybe setting a goal of a back squat at 125 kg is not so relevant. But if training in the gym and squatting heavy is something you LOVE to do. Yes, it is relevant.
T – Time based
So this really wrap the goal together. Your goal needs to have a set deadline! Because if it doesn’t, you will not know if its achievable, it wont be completely specific and you will not know, for sure, if its realistic or not either. “I will hit a back squat of 125 kg before the 1st of May of 2019!”
Now your goal is complete. Bring out the next one and repeat
I hope this made it a bit more clear on how you should be creating your goals! The next post, will probably post in the end of this week, I will share my own goals. Because I think that accountability is important and sharing your goal will only help you stay put and work hard for them!
Now go and think a bit extra of your goals, let me know about them so that we can have a conversation about them! Making them extra crisp!
Have a great day!