S.M.A.R.T Personal goals


Goals are actions that you want to achieve in life, and most people have several personal, academic and professional goals. Effective goals usually fit the S.M.A.R.T. guidelines. S.M.A.R.T. goals are specific, measurable, actionable, relevant and time bound. This assignment will require you to write a S.M.A.R.T. personal goal.

The Assignment

In this assignment, you will download the document, make modifications and submit the file to the assignment link. Take a moment to identify a few personal goals. Choose one personal goal from your list. Use the attached worksheet and video resource to assist you in completing your assignment. Rewrite your initial goal as a S.M.A.R.T. goal.  Click to open and download your assignment file:   SMART_Personal_Goals_Template.docx SMART_Personal_Goals_Template.docx – Alternative Formats

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Post your answer to each question on the answer line in RED FONT. Save the file. Close the file Submit to this assignment link.

Grading Criteria

To earn full credit, please complete the following on the attached worksheet:

  • Write your initial personal goal.
  • Expand on your goal using the S.M.A.R.T. attributes.
  • Rewrite your goal as a S.M.A.R.T. goal.
  • Provide three steps or actions required to meet your goal.
  • List potential obstacles that could make it harder to achieve your goal and any support that you may need.


When setting or evaluating goals, consider using the acronym S.M.A.R.T. Using S.M.A.R.T. provides structure that helps ensure goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bound.  View this video on S.M.A.R.T. goals to assist you with this assignment: https://youtu.be/1-SvuFIQjK8 (opens in a new window)

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