The word SMART is an acronym which actually stands for something in this case. The S stands for specific meaning that your goal must be specific. For example you can say a goal for you is to graduate at the end of the year, but that is too vague. You must be specific to a better goal would be to pass this course so I may move on to the next one. M stands for Measurable, meaning that your goal must be measurable so you can see progress. A stands for attainable, so something that is achievable, something that you can actually reach. R stands for realistic, meaning that, is it realistic that you can pass the class by not showing up, the answer to that would be no. So a realistic goal would be to show up to class because that is important to passing the class. T stands for timely. Give yourself a reasonable amount of time to achieve your goal.
2. How did the runner in the video apply the elements of a SMART goal to completing a marathon?
The runner applied SMART goal by first started out with her specific goal which was to run a marathon. Measurable, she started out by running a 5k not the whole marathon right away. Attainable, she was able to accomplish her goal over time. She gave herself a realistic goal by starting out with3.1 miles then 5 and from there kept adding mileage until she reached her goal. Timely, the runner gave herself enough time to achieve her goal by planning ahead and trained little by little in order to achieve her goal.
3. What is an example of a goal that you set and achieved in your own life? In what ways did your goal qualify as SMART? How did the SMART elements make your goal easier to achieve?
When I was in high school I was in the cross country team and I set the goal to make it to the state championship race. At the time that was an attainable and measurable goal because I was very fast and I was with a very elite group of girl runners. I trained very hard for a year with people that were faster than