Recently I posted a blog where I presented the acronyms for goal-setting:
“S(pecific).M(easurable).A(chievable).R(ealistic).T(imebound).” and “P(ositive).U(nderstood).R(elevent).E(thical). for goal-setting. (with acknowledgement to Cheri Alguire)
Ms. Alguire presented a third acronym for goal-setting that you may find helpful, interesting, and fun: C.L.E.A.R. goals.
- Challenging – Is your goal challenging to you? Does it fill you with excitement at the possibilities?
- Legal – Of course, you don’t want to break any laws, so be sure your goal, and the steps to achieve it, all are legal.
- Environmentally Sound – Does your goal make sense within your environment? In both your work and your home environment, be sure that your goal is achievable.
- Appropriate – Is it an appropriate goal for you to be focused on? If not, why not?
- Recorded – Have you recorded your goal and your steps in any form? Checklist, to-do list, calendar – whatever your way, finalize your dreams by putting them into a tangible form.
Per Ms. Alguire, “Using acronyms such as SMART, PURE and CLEAR are great ways to make sure you are writing goals that are really specific enough, clear enough, detailed enough. By having this kind of a goal you can really measure it, you can really create a plan around it, you can really achieve it.”
Yet another way to make sure your goals are effective and great!