Published: January 11, 2017

Setting SMART Goals Part 4 – Achievable

When setting a goal, it is important to make sure that the goal is able to be accomplished in a realistic time frame.  Keeping your goal achievable helps to make sure that you do not discouraged and consider yourself a failure.

We, the owners of Sulphur Springs ATA, are big fans of the show “The Biggest Loser.”  I have been inspired many times by the stories of persistence as these people completely transform their lives by losing large amounts of weight.  As wonderful as the goal of losing weight is, setting a goal to achieve these same results by yourself would not be an achievable goal.

Instead of setting a huge goal, start with a little, achievable goal.  Instead of trying to lose 150 pounds in a year, shoot for 5 this month.  Then make the changes necessary to achieve the goal.

At our school, getting a black belt in a few days would not be an achievable goal.  Instead, set the goal toward the next belt, or the next tournament.