More to the point, why are ‘smart goals’ so powerful? Using this method has proven to be a great way of setting an intention and giving a deadline for when you want your desire to manifest.
Setting a goal using the SMART principle really gets the ball rolling, not just on a physical level, but at the level of your aura as well. You create your goal and say it out loud, and then all sorts of energy begins to shift to make your wish a reality.
Almost anyone who has read anything about goal-setting has heard about this method. For example,
corporate teams regularly meet up to set targets and define steps to meet these targets. The term smart goals are often tossed around during these meetings. The question is does every member of the team understand what the word means in terms of total working direction?
A clear-cut process
SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. These are specific steps to be followed to assure that the goal of the team will be fully realized.
To fully understand smart goals and what each step signifies it is best to define each:
* Specific – setting of goals should be clear, direct to the point, and easy to understand. To know your specific goal, ask the question “What needs to be done?”
* Meaningful – you need to really want and desire the outcome of this goal. It needs to align with your values and deliver you are real benefit. There's no point in setting goals just to please other people.
* Attainable – a goal should not be too easy or too hard. The overall purpose of a goal is to develop positively. A goal which is too easy will not motivate the members to work hard enough while impractical goals will also cause unnecessary frustration and stress. Smart goals will challenge the maximum potential of a person but at the same time make them feel good about themselves since they can see the fruit of their labors in the end.
* Results-oriented – a target should be something that every member of the team feels strongly for. It is important that everyone understands and knows the answer to the question “Why?” A relevant goal will motivate the members to work hard and meet deadlines.
* Time-focused – this means that you will work to achieve the overall goal at a specific date. Aside from that, each step should also be accomplished within a specific time frame. A timetable will show if you have made any progress, if you are still on track, or if there are necessary adjustments needed.
Setting personal goals
Using smart goals to achieve certain objectives is not only beneficial for teams or groups of people. This system is perfect for the realization of personal dreams as well. It is important to have a goal if you want to develop but knowing how to reach that goal is the only way to become a better person and a better team.