SMART – This is an acronym for setting well defined Goals.
S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Achieved and Action
R – Realistic
T – Timed.
The Questions associated with this that need to be answered are below all need to be answered in the first person and in the present tense.
S – What Specifically do you want? This question needs to be answered in the positive that is what do you want and not what do you not want . Be very specific.
M – How is your goal Measurable where are you now exactly compared to where you want to be again be precise especially with where you want to be.
A – How will you know when you have Achieved your goal? What will you see, hear and feel when you have achieved your goal? Now here you should imagine yourself in the future and answer as in the present as if the result is yours now, own the result and answer precisely and captivatingly. What Action do you need to take.
R- Is your goal Realistic? It is important that your goal is realistic – I want world peace is not realistic. I want to earn a million a month, if at present you are on $50,000 a year is not very realistic. If you have a big goal that is good, just think if you need to break it down into smaller chunks and ensure it is realistic.
T – What is the Timescale, start date completion date? – Include dates, times for intermediary steps if any. Deadlines are important for your subconscious mind as it uses them as drivers consciously and unconsciously towards your goal. If your goal is big enough set interim dates make the chunks individually achievable.