Myth about Goal Setting : What’s the Right Approach

Goal Setting at SMART way

We have heard or been informed by others that — We should have Goals, set your Goals, follow your Goals, But but but.. Importantly :

How to set up a Goal Effectively ?

I read about 3–4 books on Goals setting, how to achieve it and things to be taken care while setting up the Goals / Targets.

And, Here is the Technique I personally applied, improvised and conclude —

SMART Goals:

  1. Specific: Define details such as why this goal, what, how?
  2. Measurable: How will you measure the progress?
  3. Achievable: Make realistic Goals
  4. Relevant: The Goal must mean Something to You. Think on it.
  5. Time-bound: It should have a Deadline.

Ex. Let’s say I have Goal to Crack the Coding Interview, so SMART will be like-

  1. Specific : I want to crack the Interview of Google and Amazon. That’s why preparing for Coding Test which includs Algorithms and Data Structures. I will prepare from GeeksForGeeks.org website and achieve preparation by 4 Months by dividing the list into 2–2 Weeks of time frames.
  2. Measurable : At Every 2 Weeks I will measure the progress against the Total Topics vs Geeks For Geeks training articles.
  3. Achievable : Preparation of all the topics in a Month is irrealistic. So, I have chosen 4 Months & Divide them comfortably in achievable 2 Weeks of Period.
  4. Relevant : I am Software engineer and it has lot of relevance to my career growth & area of interest.
  5. Time-bound : Deadline is of 4 Months with 2–2 weeks checkpoints, which will help myself to be time-bounded.

Hope above example and SMART technique makes sense. Try It yourself for any Small Goal and Get the benefits out of it.

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Harsh Patel

Blogger, Book Reviewer, Motivational Leader, Passionate Software Engineer. I Love to Travel & Connect People.