Are you SMART?
Setting goals is the foundation of improvement. These give you something to aim towards and a road map to get there.
However, goal setting is much more than just saying ‘I want to be better at…’ They need to be specific and have actions to help you achieve what you have set out.
There are many ways to set goals, but we are going to focus on SMART goals. Here’s an example of how to develop SMART goals.
Specific – The goal has to be very clear e.g. ‘Deliver a clear and confident message when public speaking’
Measurable – How do you measure success? e.g ‘Feedback from my teacher/mentor’
Attainable – How will you achieve this? eg. ‘Develop a public speaking check list’
Relevant – Does this tie in with your role? e.g. ‘Do you need to be a better public speaker?’
Timeframe – When will the goal be achieved? e.g. ‘End of term 3’
Your guidebook has a section for you to set your goals. Let’s take a look.