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Summary Pete discusses the concept of setting S.M.A.R.T. goals. Smart goals should be specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic, and time-bound. Transcript 0:00:03: In today’s session we’re going to talk about setting S.M.A.R.T. goals. S M A R T, smart goals. Now this section is from a webinar that I did a few months ago and we’re just going to take an excerpt from that. But I wanted to give you a little introduction and hope you find it helpful. 0:00:20: …can and should be broken down into what we call S.M.A.R.T. Goals. You probably heard this acronym before for S.M.A.R.T. Goals. And S.M.A.R.T. Goals are goals that are Specific for one thing. And that means nothing too wishy washy. Something you can sit down at the end and say, hey, this is a Measurable success. So this is a Specific goal that I can say, look, I achieved this goal, I didn’t achieve this goal. So smart, Measurable, Action Oriented. These goals can’t just be well, I hope to learn more. 0:00:55: The goal has to be “I’m going to take fantastic notes in this class and review them every day.” Something you actually can do specifically. They have to be Realistic though. For a kid who’s struggled to get C’s in math, the goal to suddenly be an A plus student in the next math class, probably not realistic, might take some time. So making sure that these goals are Realistic. And the last letter in Smart Goals is T: Time Bound. 0:01:30: These goals should have a specific end date. I have to do this by this date. So S.M.A.R.T. goals. Very useful tool. It makes you think about about what you want to accomplish in a much more systematic way and it makes you pick goals that are actually achievable and that’s important. 0:01:48: Thank you for watching, and for more information you can go to our website for more videos on our blog or subscribe to our YouTube or Instagram feeds. And don’t forget, Aim Higher!

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