Essay about Outline Of A Successful Life

738 Words Sep 22nd, 2016 3 Pages
I believe that to be successful in life you need to have a purpose. You don’t have to follow anybody else’s rubric, but you can create yourself a standard of what you think will make you successful, and that could be either being rich, or being happy or being famous it is up to you to define it. You define what you think you need to achieve in order to be successful, and this is, basically, creating a goal. So in shorter terms I believe that goal setting is important because it gives us purpose. Goals can go from really big life goals that will take decades of work to achieve, to really small goals within our daily life that will help us reach for the big goals. However, how do we know if the smaller goals that we set for ourselves are really beneficial to the overall big goal we have in life? Well, we have to really think them through, we have to be SMART, about them, and that’s where S.M.A.R.T. goals come in. S.M.A.R.T goals stand for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time specific. They’re specific, in being detailed in how to achieve them, a SMART goal is not vague at all. They are measurable, which means that their success rate can be quantified and proven. They are achievable, in terms that the goal is something plausible to do or happen. They are realistic, which I believe personally, means that they are a goal achievable through your set of skills and the resources available to you and your group. My understanding is that the achievable and realistic…

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