A SMART goal is:
Specific (and strategic): Linked to position summary, departmental goals/mission, and/or overall company / organization goals and strategic plans. Answers the question—Who? and What?
Measurable: The success toward meeting the goal can be measured. Answers the question—How?
Attainable: Goals are realistic and can be achieved in a specific amount of time and are reasonable.
Relevant (results oriented): The goals are aligned with current tasks and projects and focus in one defined area; include the expected result.
Time framed: Goals have a clearly defined time-frame including a target or deadline date.
- What can I do today?
- What can I do tomorrow
- What can I do 6 weeks from now?
- What can I do 6 months from now?
If you are interested in getting started with your SMART Goals, here is a SMART Goals Template