SMART goals model makes practical goals.

  • Specific: goals need clear boundaries.
  • Measurable: without progress, a goal has no finish line.
  • Achievable: pursuing the impossible does not count as a goal.
  • Relevant: contextually irrelevant goals won’t move forward.
  • Time bound: target dates set an appropriate urgency.

The SMARTER model tries to promote goals by making them more engaging.rM2

  1. Brett & Kate McKay, “Podcast #762: Prepare Now to Have Your Best Year Ever,” The Art of Manliness (blog), December 8, 2021, (See notes.)