The S.M.A.R.T. Principle

Are you looking for effective ways to reach and attain goals that will lead to lifestyle changes?

Consider this principle:

Specific
Measurable
Attainable
Realistic
Timely

Specific:
A specific goal has a much greater chance of success.
You may want to ask yourself:
What is involved? Where do I begin? When will it be complete? Why is this important?
As an example:? A general goal would be, ?I want to get in shape.?
A specific goal would be: ?I will join a fitness club; workout 3 times per week and make healthy lifestyle choices.?

Measurable:
Establish specific criteria for measuring progress. When you measure your progress, you stay on track, reach your target dates, and experience a sense of achievement.

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Attainable:
When you identify goals that are most important to you, you begin to create a roadmap for success. You develop the attitudes, abilities, skills, and financial capacity to reach them. You begin seeing previously overlooked opportunities to bring yourself closer to success and acquire the skills necessary reach your target.
As an example: You?ve set aside a weekly budget for the membership, hired a personal trainer for instruction and cooking healthy meals at home.

Realistic:
To be realistic, a goal must represent an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work. Being realistic will take into consideration a number of factors that make you comfortable with your goal.

Timely:
A sense of urgency will be created when you have a specific date in mind. If you commit to a date, then you will set your unconscious mind into motion and develop a strategy for success.

The S.M.A.R.T Principle can be applied to both our personal and professional life. It is a recognizable tool that includes all the foundational elements for personal satisfaction that leads to a sense of well being. The smart thing to do is be specific, measure your success, create a realistic roadmap and develop an attainable schedule that will lead to a timely conclusion. Oh, and don?t forget to celebrate your success.

Trish @phazewellness

“Be the person who starts a ripple that creates a wave of change”

Trish Tonaj is an author,  artist and speaker – sharing stories to inspire great ideas.
She has written two books: Diary of Change 12 Personal Tools and Breaking Barriers, 10 Entrepreneurial Women Share Their Stories.

Trish is the founder and blog host for ShareYourStories.online and invites you to share your story!
With a love of writing she is a regular contributor to Thrive Global.

Visit Trish @ trishtonaj.com a division of Phaze2inc.
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