College and Career 1.4 Get SMART Goals

What's so great about being smarrrt? Yes, we're aware we spelled it with three R's. Oh, just bear with us. You'll see.

College and CareerCollege 101
LanguageEnglish Language
SubjectsCollege and Career

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attainable relevant realistic results oriented and time bound It should

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be smart goals but not everyone can roll They're ours

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Well having specific goals means making them is simple and

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well defined its possible for example say you want to

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get better grades this year Probably not a bad idea

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especially if you have napped your way through one too

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many tests And seriously one really is too many that's

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why coffee exists although getting better grades this year is

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a good idea it would be even better if this

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goal were more specific You're probably in a bunch of

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courses so think about each of them and figure out

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specific grades you'll shoot for in each one when you're

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setting goals Vagueness is definitely your enemy and the sniper

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of specificity can really help you out Sounds like a

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great video game waiting to happen right Sniper of specificity

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To vagueness hunter anyway your goal should also be measurable

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and no we don't mean they should stand about six

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foot five and weigh three hundred pounds of gold could

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be measured that can help us determine whether it's been

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achieved Thank you backto our great based goals We can

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set the very measurable goal Getting a b in biology

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with that measurable goal will be able to tell whether

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we achieved it and should do some celebratory cartwheel or

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whether we missed the mark and should eat some cupcakes

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of shame We're pretty sure martha stewart has a recipe

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for those from her prison days at the end of

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the day goals should be attainable It's good to be

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ambitious but you should know your limits So you're getting

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a d in gym partly because running even ten feet

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makes you want to cough up a longer too well

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Shooting for an a on the next exercise might be

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a bit much and perhaps might make more sense to

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shoot for a more attainable great like a sea gradually

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working way up to a bead on an egg Remember

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rome wasn't built in a day Come on it took

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at least two some of the ours will be a

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bit familiar A goal Being realistic is a lot like

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it being attainable and a goal being result oriented is

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a lot like it being measurable but what's up with

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the whole relevance thing Well set relevant goals means setting

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small goals that'll help contribute to the achievement of your

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bigger goals You got to start somewhere Even if you've

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set the specific attainable goal of getting a b in

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biology there are tons of smaller goals You definitely should

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be setting to get there Stuff like studying for this

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week's quiz and starting your science fair project Pay that

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cool paper mache volcano isn't gonna make itself finally when

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your goals or time bound they have a deadline Well

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time limits reinforce the seriousness of the task at hand

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and motivate us to take action Well after all making

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a great science fair project won't do you any good

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If it takes twenty years you need to still be

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in high school If you ever want that sweet sweet

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ribbon and a paper machine is taking you twenty years

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well you might want to pick a new project by

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setting smart goals You'll have specific measurable goals that you'll

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be likely to achieve You might even give einstein a

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run for his money especially if you can have him 00:03:15.078 --> [endTime] in the fancy hair department there