SMART Goals Worksheet
Instructions: Identify a personal goal, an academic goal, and a professional goal.
1. On the Goal line, write each of your three goals. Each goal should reflect your purpose for advancing your education at GCU, your purpose in life, and however you define your "purpose."
2. Next, verify that each of your goals is a SMART goal. The goal characteristics, Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely, are listed in the left column. Identify how each SMART characteristic is included in your goals. Complete all the columns in the worksheet.
3. Identify two main discoveries you made about how you spend your time – based on the 3-day sample from the Topic 1 Time-Monitoring Worksheet. Recopy them on this worksheet. Also, note what you spent more and/or less time doing than you thought you would. Write these also. Below is an example of one area (personal goal) completed; please use this as a guide to fill out the entire chart for all areas: personal, academic, and professional goals.
My personal goal is to lose 20 pounds in the next 3 months. I will need to eat healthy meals and exercise 3 times per week.
This is a specific goal because it has a measureable objective and is specific in the end result.
20 pounds is specific as is the goal for eating healthy meals and exercising.
This goal is measurable because when I lose 20 pounds, I know I will have attained my goal. I will do a ‘weigh-in’ each Tuesday morning.
This goal is attainable because I am able to exercise before work at least 3 days per week.
This goal is realistic because I have the time available in the mornings. Also, to lose 20 pounds in 3 months means I only have to lose 1.5 pounds per week!
This goal has a time component that gives me adequate time to reach the goal. I will reach this goal in 3 months checking and logging progress each