Why are you still setting SMART goals?

Much advice on goal setting emphasises that they should be SMART.

S = specific, M = measurable, A is normally taken to mean achievable, R = relevant and T = time specific.

The problem here is the word achievable which can encourage you to set too low a target.

Also some people take the R to mean realistic which also encourages you to aim too low.

I recently saw a post by Simone Sumers in which she recommends SMARTER goals and I think this makes much more sense.

S = specific

M = measurable

A= actionable which is much better because it means that you can make a start even if you don’t yet know how to finish.

R = risky which I like because it encourages ambition.

T = time based

E = exciting which encourages you to aim high and is very motivational

R = relevant

I think this formula is much better. What do you think?

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