Specific Measurable Action Plan Realistic Timely Source: Meyer, Paul Attitude is Everything
Bad I want to be rich someday. Better I want to retire at age 40 with $1 million dollars in savings. Best – By age 40, I want to retire with $1 million dollars in my investment portfolio by buying my dads insurance agency and growing it to several offices.
Bad I will get good grades. I want a 4.0 GPA. Better I want to earn a 4.0 this semester by studying at least 45 minutes every weeknight. Best I want to earn a 93% or better this semester in Algebra by studying every weeknight and completing all homework.
I will type 3 words faster per minute, reaching 31 GWAM by keeping all fingers down on my home row by this Friday. By Friday, Feb. 18 th, I will have 2 fewer keyboarding mistakes by focusing on my third (ring) fingers making them rest at the home row and reaching other keys accurately.
I will/want (specific goal) to achieve (measurement—must have a Number) by doing (action plan) by (date: timeline). I will/want _____________________________ to achieve _____________________________ by doing _____________________________ by _____________________________.
Ask can I really do this in this amount of time? Is it realistic based on: Time frame My skills Does this fit with my larger goals, my vision?
Specific Measurable Action Plan Realistic Timely