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Why SMART Goals Are Not for Me

They don’t work for everyone

SMART(Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) goals seemed like a smart thing until I realized it wasn’t for me.

‘Specific’ and ‘relevant’ parts of a SMART goal are the only ones I don’t have trouble with. Mostly it’s the ‘measurable’ element that I struggle with. Adding a number to my goal stresses me out and it works…



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Rummy Kaur

Mother of a toddler, wife, data analyst, arts administrator, writer, traveler — trying to balance it all but eager to add more to it. I write personal stories.