How to be SMART about goal-setting in 2017

Lauren Keegan

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It’s a new year and with it brings endless possibilities and opportunities. It’s a logical point in time to reflect on the year that has been and the year to come. It’s a time to consider what we hope to achieve in the next twelve months. For many of us, we set ourselves goals, challenges and resolutions.

So, it’s 2017.  What do you hope to achieve? Whether you’re a writer, a reader, both or neither… If you plan to set yourself goals this year, don’t set yourself up to fail with vague, general ideas. You’ll only set yourself up to fail.

Using the principles of SMART goal- setting, you can translate the aspirations floating around in your mind, to something that’s tangible and achievable.

What is a SMART Goal?

This is what the acronym stands for:

S- Specific

M- Measurable

A- Achievable

R- Realistic

T- Time-based
The method of SMART…

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