SMART Goal Setting
Nov 01 2010
For the month of October, SSC has been meeting with new freshman to discuss SMART Goal Setting. Why do we need to make goals you ask? That’s a very good question. Setting goals can be a double edged sword. For one thing, goals will motivate change in your current situation. Second, goals will help you evaluate your current situation. I think Goal Setting should be visited every year, and not just freshman year. I’m not just talking about making it a goal to graduate or get a job. Goal setting needs to be SMART!
Specific – identifies a specific action or event
Measurable – should be quantifiable (
Attainable – should not be too far reaching, but attainable
Realistic – requires you to stretch some beyond your normal routine and regular abilities, but allow for likely success
Timely – state the time period in which it will be accomplished
If you feel it’s time to revisit some goals or you’ve come to realize that maybe you are in the wrong major, it may be time to sit down with your SSC Manager to evaluate and make some changes. Midterms are around the corner which means we’re half way through the semester. It’s never too late to start making SMART goals for yourself!