SMART goals

Infinity Learning can help students establish and implement SMART goals for their High School and College years. Why is this important?


Students who have a plan of action will be more confident. Having a plan and a vision of the outcome keeps students focused. Creating a plan with actionable items to drive success are key.


What are SMART goals?

  • Specific

  • Measurable

  • Attainable

  • Relevant

  • Time-bound


Students should ask the following questions in creating SMART goals.


Specific questions require students to answer the 6 W’s ( Who, What, When, Where, Why and Which).

  • Who should be involved to help hold you accountable?

  • What specifically are you trying to accomplish?

  • What is the timeframe to completion?

  • Where will the activities take place?

  • Why is this goal important?

  • Which constraints or requirements should be considered?


Measurable questions answer the how.

  • How much?

  • How many?

  • How will I know when it is accomplished?


Attainable questions answer the possibility that a goal can be accomplished.

  • How can the goal be accomplished?

  • Is the goal challenging yet achievable?


Realistic questions answer the probability that the goal can realistically be reached …

  • I am confident that I personally can accomplish this goal?

  • Do I have a track record of completing this type of goal before?

  • Am I able to visualize a situation where I could accomplish this goal?


Time Bound questions answer time constraints

  • What is my deadline for attaining my goal?

  • Do I have check points to monitor progress?


Author - Ronda Youngblood, MBA

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