We all set goals to our self or at work. But is your goal attainable, ethical, measurable.. at least relevant? Have you checked such terms before putting down the action steps.
Before going to the action steps, lets put the filter and validate our goal.
SMART / SMARTER is a mnemonic to guide people when they set objectives, often called Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), for example for project management, employee performance management and personal development. The letters broadly conform to the words Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-sensitive with the addition of the words Evaluate and Reevaluate used in more recent literature.
|Letter||Major Term||Minor Terms|
|S||Specific||Significant, Stretching, Simple|
|M||Meaningful, Motivational, Manageable, Measurable|
|A||Attainable||Appropriate, Achievable, Agreed, Assignable, Actionable, Adjustable, Ambitious, Aligned, Aspirational, Acceptable, Action-focused|
|R||Relevant||Result-Based, Results-oriented, Resourced, Resonant, Realistic|
|T||Timely||Time-oriented, Time framed, Timed, Time-based, Timeboxed, Time-bound, Time-Specific, Timetabled, Time limited, Trackable, Tangible|
|E||Evaluate||Ethical, Excitable, Enjoyable, Engaging, Ecological|
|R||Reevaluate||Rewarded, Reassess, Revisit, Recordable, Rewarding, Reaching|
|S||Satisfactory||Satisfies Strategic Vision|