SMART Goals will help you become successful…


I wanted to provide a graphical depiction of “SMART: goals because goals, whether in subtance abuse treatment or just in life, are critical components of becoming successful at anything.  As a reminder SMART goals are:

  • Specific
  • Measurable: There should be some way to know if the goal was met and how well
  • Achievable: This links to the “Situated” component of role criteria because a role needs to be capable of completing the tasks within the goal. If so, then the goal is achievable
  • Relevant: Activities within the goal must be associated with both the contextual roles and the goal’s measurable success criteria. If activities are not consistent within the goal’s attributes, then they should be omitted.
  • Time-boxed: There needs to be a deadline for completing the activities within the goal