How to use SMARTER Goals?


Why Are SMARTER Goals Better Than Smart Goals?

Using SMARTER Goals

Why are SMARTER Goals better than Smart Goals? SMARTER Goals increase likelihood of achieving desired outcomes on time and on budget. Apply and adhere to a 7-step solution-based system in order to accomplish intended end result effectively and efficiently from concept to completion.

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom

Charles Spurgeon

What are SMARTER Goals?

What are SMARTER Goals? The term SMARTER Goal is a Mnemonic Acronym:


Mnemonic: a word, phrase, or sentence used to remember facts or information.


Acronym: a word formed of the first letters of other words


Example: ASAP (As Soon as Possible) or parts of a series of words, such as Soweto (South Western Townships).


What is a Goal? A Goal refers to an intended aim or target. 

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't

Anatole France  

Why Are SMARTER Goals Important?

Why are SMARTER Goals important? SMARTER Goals allow effective and efficient application of strategic systems, while adhering to practical principles. Success is achieved through straightforward steps taken consecutively and or concurrently in order to achieve desired end result.


Read our Blog Set and Achieve Goals and discover more about achieving and setting goals.

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything

Napoleon Hill 

Why Write Down SMARTER Goals?

Why write down SMARTER Goals? There is ‘power in writing things down’. Writing incorporates all three of the Learning Styles (Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic), which enhances competence and creativity. Putting pen to paper is fundamental in making dreams reality. The written word documents significant thoughts and clears the mind for more high-level thinking.


Tip: Write SMARTER Goals on the back business cards. Stick cards to bathroom mirror and fridge to reaffirm and refocus first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Keep another in wallet/purse for when on-the-go. 

There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it

Napoleon Hill 

How to Set and Achieve SMARTER Goals?

How to set and achieve SMARTER Goal? SMARTER Goals are clear, measurable, methodical, practical and timely.


A SMARTER Goal is a 7-step solution-based system:


Step 1: Specific (Clear and Precise):

  • Who will help you?
  • What will you do?
  • When will you do it
  • Where will you do it?
  • Why will you do it?
  • How will you do it?

Informed and definite steps.


Step 2: Measurable (Checks and Measures):

  • How much?
  • How many?
  • How long?
  • How good?

Keep on track and within budget.


Step 3: Achievable (Realistic and Accessible):

  • How practical?
  • How possible?
  • How manageable?

Purposeful and pragmatic steps.


Step 4: Realistic (Accurate and Assured):

  • Is the goal worth your while?
  • Is the timing right for your goal?
  • Can you achieve your goal?

Step in synch and with confidence.


Step 5: Time-bound (Key Dates and Deadlines):

  • When do you start
  • How long will you take?
  • When do you set milestones?
  • When do you finish?

Step in-time and on schedule.


Step 6: Evaluation (Regular and Periodic Analysis):

  • How are you progressing?
  • How are you performing?
  • What are your threats?
  • What are your opportunities?

Checked and calculated steps.


Step 7: Reflection (Findings and Feedback):

  • Where are you?
  • What have you done?
  • What do you need to do?
  • What have you learned?

Adjust and amend steps to changing environment.  

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire



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