A smart Goal is...
Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timeline
"A specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal." Pg. 14
Who is involved?
I am the only person involved in completing my goal.
What do I want to accomplish?
I want to follow a work out plan in order to lose 10 pounds.
Establish a time frame.
The timeframe for my goal is 12 weeks.
My goal is to follow a workout plan and lose 10 pounds in 12 weeks.
"Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of each goal you set." Pg. 4
What is being measured?
The things being measured in my goal are pounds and weeks.
"You can attain most any goal you set when you plan your steps wisely and establish a time frame that allows you to carry out those steps.You can attain most any goal you set when you plan your steps wisely and establish a time frame that allows you to carry out those steps." Pg. 5
"To be realistic, a goal must represent an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work." Pg. 5
It is realistic to lose about one pound a week
I gave myself ten weeks plus two "buffer weeks" to make sure I have enough time to achieve my goal
"A goal should be grounded within a time frame.
With no time frame tied to it there’s no sense of urgency." Pg.
One pound a week
To stay on track with my goal I will have to lose about one pound every week