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Your SMART Goals Need An Action Plan For Success

Setting career goals helps motivate you towards achieving certain objectives or targets. Whether your goal is to get a promotion, pivot to a new career or make a sales target they all share a similar trait in that it’s something we want to achieve in the future.

Many of us are familiar with SMART goals as a way to set goals for ourselves each year. There’s a reason this framework is so popular – it simply works!

Setting goals is one of the best ways to carve out your own unique career path. However, even the best goals can fall by the wayside without an action plan to actually achieve these goals.

First off, let’s review the SMART framework. SMART is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timebound and helps to create goals that are targeted to be completed within a certain timeframe.

Specific What do I want to achieve exactly?

Goals should be well-defined and focused. Instead of saying you want to increase your client base, say I want to add 20 new clients to my portfolio. Creating a specific goal can become a magnet and helps you focus on the end result.