What are SMART goals and how do you create them?

SMART goals are something everyone should be creating. But what exactly are SMART goals? Well, it’s actually an acronym.

S – Specific

M – Measurable

A – Achievable

R – Relevant

T – Timely

Specific means writing out the goal with as much detail as possible. (This who, what, when, where, why, how.) Measurable means you’re able to know that you succeeded or not. This can be a desired weight, inches lost, lifting more weight, eating X nutrient packed meals per day, you name it. Achievable means it’s something that can actually happen. Will you be stretching yourself too thin by working towards this goal? You want to ensure it’s something that’s not too out of reach that you can’t game plan, but enough out of reach that it requires a little push.

Relevant means that this goal makes sense. It’s something that matches you and your needs. Timely is giving it a deadline. Within X days, weeks, months, you will have achieved this goal. What steps do you need to take to get there?

Once you’ve written out your SMART goals, it’s time to reverse engineer it so you can create the baby steps necessary to reach it! You’ll want to do this for each of your goals.

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Certified personal trainer and health coach. Former Army Medic turned Multi-passionate entrepreneur and Masters of Military and First Responder Psychology student with a passion for helping others create a life full of purpose, health, and wellbeing. 


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