Goal Setting

Now that we’ve hopefully highlighted the importance of the desired behavior and increased our confidence it’s time to set goals. Yes, you guessed it, in a SMART way. 

We’ll stick with the example of playing more tennis. 

Setting SMART goals means that goals you formulate need to be






Just saying I want to play more tennis is not that specific (How many more times?).

Measurable? Yes.

Achievable? Possibly, but since we don’t know the exact number of times you want to play more we can’t answer that. 

Relevant? I would say yes, since you enjoy tennis and it has other benefits as we saw in our vision and value work. 

Timeable? We don’t know since we neither set a start nor an end date.

Since we’re leaving a few boxes unchecked, let’s give it another try. 

How about from January 10, I want to play tennis in any form (singles, doubles, lesson, ball machine, wall, etc.) twice a week.

Specific ✓

Measurable ✓

Achievable ✓

Relevant ✓

Timeable ✓

Much better! 

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