The first step in creating a SMART goal is to write a clear and specific statement of what you want. Think about what you want to accomplish, and use action-oriented verbs such as graduate, complete, pay off, earn, own, and specialize, that clearly define what you want.
Ensure you can answer these questions before you move on to the next step:
- Does someone else need to do something or provide something before you can accomplish this goal?
- Is this goal statement as detailed as you can make it?