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Setting SMART Goals

Setting SMART Goals

Your chance of success will increase when your goals are:

Specific:  what exactly do you want to achieve?

Measureable:  how will you know when you’d completed the goal?

Agreed upon:  does your leader or family agree with your goal?

Realistic:  do you have the capacity and support to meet this goal?

Timed:  When will you begin and when will you finish?


Ask yourself the following questions about every goal:

  • What is it that I want?



  • What is it about this goal that gives me energy?



  • What is my motivation?



  • What are the obstacles I can identify?



  • What actions will I take to overcome obstacles?



  • When will I accomplish this goal?



The answers to these questions will provide the content for the goals section of your Employee Development Plan.