The Ultimate Guide To Setting Smart Goals
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The Ultimate Guide To Setting Smart Goals

The Ultimate Guide To Setting Smart Goals. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing a guest post from Jake Convery. Using his personal trainer expertise, Jake will be exposing the ultimate guide to setting SMART Goals. As a personal trainer, setting sMART goals is essential to helping clients achieve their fitness objectives. However, the concept of smart goals extends far beyond just fitness. Whether working on a personal or professional project, setting smart goals effectively ensures you stay motivated and on track. So, what exactly are smart goals? Smart goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. Following these guidelines can create realistic and achievable goals and have a clear path to success.

The Ultimate Guide To Setting Smart Goals

I am sure that most of you will have set some form of goal in your lifetime, but do you know that there are ways to increase the likelihood of success and walk away from the process having achieved and learnt more?

Yes, I am talking about SMART Goals. I have decided to capitalize the word smart because it is an acronym for a checklist that tells you what to consider when setting your goals. In this article, I will explain precisely why it is essential and what it even means. Keep reading because this blog post could mean the difference between success and failure for you and your future goals.

Just like you would respect your kit, you must respect your ambition by setting meaningful goals.

What Does SMART Stand For?

Specific

You will need to be specific, regardless of how big or small your goal is. Knowing precisely what you want to achieve is the first step in achieving it. As a personal trainer and a blogger, I have seen first-hand the importance of having goals that mean something.

For example, if you want to get stronger, your goal should not be “get stronger.” This is far too vague and doesn’t clearly distinguish between success and failure.

Instead, your goal should be to hit a specific weight on a lift. This way, you will know what goal has been achieved. This is only the first part of the acronym; there is more to a great goal than just making it specific.

Measurable

A specific goal is great, but you can only measure it if it is measurable. So, in simple terms, you need to know how you will measure the goal. If you can’t measure your goal, you are more likely to give up and won’t even know if the goal has been achieved.

Going back to our stronger example, the way of measuring strength is lifting the target weight.

Attainable

It is crucial to have an attainable goal. If you decide to wake up tomorrow and run a marathon in under two hours, then that is just not attainable. The goal has to be manageable. That is not to say don’t dream big or be ambitious. I am just highlighting the fact that you have to be honest with yourself and set targets that you can achieve, and only you will know what that can be

Realistic

This part of the acronym is very similar to attainable, with the key being to ensure it can happen. When talking about this part of the acronym, I always stress that having high goals is okay as long as you know what it will take to get there.

Time-bound

We know that a goal must be manageable, measurable, and specific, and we know we have the rest of eternity to achieve it. No, we don’t.

Time will always run out in this world, so setting a deadline for your goals is crucial for success. Without a concrete timeline, the likelihood of achieving the goal is significantly lower.

The Whole Reasons For Setting Goals In The First Place

Setting a goal is a good thing, but it will be hard to stick to it if you don’t know why you set it in the first place. For this reason, I recommend that people choose a meaningful goal and consider changing it if they don’t know why they are doing something.

It is like anything: knowing why you are doing something will get you through the inevitable tough times that come with meaningful challenges. As a personal trainer, I often see people set goals for themselves and go wild with the buying kit. The reason for setting goals should be to improve yourself, not just to have an excuse for buying lots of kit.

My Number One Rule For Setting Goals

One of the best things you can do to make goals stick more is to write them down. Research has shown that you are 42 per cent more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. It makes sense. You are not going to forget all the details that go into a meaningful goal if you write it down and pin it to your wall. In my opinion, doing that is a very powerful tool when it comes to achieving your goals.

Conclusion

In conclusion, I think that setting goals is a great and meaningful thing to do. Like anything in life, there is a right and wrong way to do it. Using the technique of smart goals, you will be able to set more meaningful goals that you are more likely to achieve. You can have the best kit in the world but will struggle to succeed if your goals are not on point. This is the best way to set goals and succeed in business and life.

I hope you enjoyed that.

Talk soon

About Author

Jake is a qualified personal trainer and nutrition coach with a passion for helping people achieve their goals. He is a big fan of the growth mindset, writes to a rapidly growing audience at dannyconvery.com, and keeps active on Instagram.

Working with Strong women, I help empower women not to give up on their goals and find true happiness within themselves. #lifestyle #womenempowerment #selfcare

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