The SMART Method

The SMART Method

DESCRIPTION

  • Specific: well-defined, clear, understandable and detailed.
  • Measurable: quantitative or qualitative indicators to measure progress and success.
  • Achievable: enough to motivate and challenge you, achievable.
  • Realistic: reasonably possible to achieve. Not discouraging.
  • Temporal: date or timeframe to get it (and eventually start).
  • ECO: Achieving the goal should not go against your values.
  • + : Formulate it positively.

Writing a goal allows you to ask yourself what you really want, and what is a priority for you. As a result, the goal :

  • gives you a vision, a result to achieve. By visualising it in your head, it will be easier to make it concrete.
  • will guide you on the way, encouraging you and giving meaning to your daily actions.
  • will prevent you from spreading yourself too thin and wasting your energy on unnecessary actions. Does this action bring me closer to my goal?
  • is a source of motivation, but more importantly, it will give you a great source of satisfaction in its realisation.