Welcome to the start of a new week and the concluding part of this discussion.

If you missed any of the previous parts kindly read them here – Part 1 , Part 2

Getting it right from the start – Part 3

In the previous parts, we explained that it would be extremely beneficial if we as individuals live our lives as a continuum rather than as a fresh start heralded by a new year resolution. We introduced the concept of looking into the future and we picked 20 years from our present date. We then went further to paint a mental picture of what our life would be at that point in our life. Emphasizing that the only limitations that exist are the ones that we permit in our minds.

We went further to break the twenty year dream into 1 year, 5 year and 10 year  goals. In this article, we would examine how to write out goals. One again, if you missed any of the previous part kindly read them here – part 1 , part 2

Have you ever heard the term SMART goals?

I am almost certain you have. However for the avoidance of doubt let me explain what it means.

S – Specific

M- Measurable

A – Agreed Upon

R – Relevant

T – Time bound

Getting it right from the start – Part 3

Your goal must be specific, for instance when you say

‘ I want to lose weight’

This is not a goal because it is not Specific, measurable, Agreed upon, Relevant and time bound (SMART). Let me give you an example of a SMART goal

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