Earlier this month, I blogged about how SMART goals can increase your chances of actually achieving your New Year's Resolutions. (See "How SMART Are Your New Year's Resolutions?") Now I have a video series you can watch to set SMART goals!
SMART is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timebound and is based on success research by Locke and Latham.
One of the keys to setting SMART goals is to make sure your goal is positive and forward-looking not focused on what's wrong. Forward-looking goals create a mental picture of what you're going after which can motivate and excite you to make your goal a reality.
"If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else." - Lawrence Peter