SMART Goals Make You More Productive and Cost You Less Time

Setting goals is essential for staying on track and being productive. S.M.A.R.T. goals keep you focused, hold you accountable, and help you manifest your vision.

Riya Mehta

Riya Mehta

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Setting goals is essential for staying on track. By offering both long-term vision and short-term motivation goal-setting is provides a road map for every phase of the journey

Void of goals, it's easy to feel like you're constantly swimming upstream, getting nowhere.

Goal-setting is just as important as the work itself. The outline gives form to your vision. 

Whether you're contemplating career goals or personal ambitions, goal-setting provides a benchmark for achieving what you want.

The Methodology

There's a methodology to goal-setting. One of the most profound is called S.M.A.R.T. goals.

S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym that serves as a blueprint for your goals. 


Your goal should be specific and targeted. Define precisely what you need to accomplish; don't settle for abstract objectives. Envisioning your goal makes it easier to manifest.


Your goal should be measurable and trackable. Seeing your progress is motivational and allows for clear next steps.


Your goal should be assignable to someone. That is, someone must be assigned to complete it. In Centered, for example, that person is you.


Your goal should be realistic. While large goals are enviable, setting unreasonable goals can lead to disappointment and burnout. You want to set goals that you can realistically achieve.


Your goal must be achieved by a specific timeline. Setting a timeline holds you accountable and keeps you on track for accomplishing your goal.

Work SMARTer, not harder.