Wednesday, June 17, 2009
How to set measurable goals
So, you’ve decided you want to make some changes. You want to set some goals. You are beginning to think about what they could be. Maybe you are a little overwhelmed. Maybe you are a bit excited. Maybe you are flushed with all sorts of emotions. Maybe you know exactly where you want to go. But maybe you have absolutely no idea.
That’s why it’s good to set goals. Especially SMART goals.
You’ve tried to make it more specific. Now let’s make it measurable.
You need to set concrete criteria in which you can measure your progress.
If your goals are measurable you should be able to answer the following questions:
How will I know when it is accomplished?
For example: a general goal may be "I'm going to clean my house" whereas a measurable goal might be "I'm going to spend 30 minutes each day for the next week cleaning my house."
You want to succeed.
You’ve got to be able to measure that success.