Creating SMART Goals

SMART goals help improve achievement and success. A SMART goal clarifies exactly what is expected and the measures used to determine if the goal is achieved and successfully completed.  A SMART goal may be used when drafting Maintenance or a Growth Goal.

A SMART goal is:

Specific: Linked to a game position, main or secondary character and/or goals/mission. Does your goal clearly and specifically state what you are trying to achieve?

Program/performance goals and strategic plans.  Answers the question—Who?
and What?

If your goal is particularly large or lofty, try breaking it down into smaller, specific SMART goals.

Measurable: The success toward meeting the goal can be measured.  Answers
the question How will you (and others) know if progress is being made on achieving your goal?

Can you quantify or put numbers to your outcome?

Attainable:  Goals are realistic and can be achieved in a specific amount of time and are reasonable.

Is achieving your goal dependent on anyone else?

Is it possible to re-frame your goal so it only depends on you and not others?

What factors may prevent you from accomplishing your goal?

Relevant: The goals are aligned with current tasks and projects and focus in one defined area; include the expected result.

  • Why is achieving this goal important to you?
  • What values in your life does this goal reflect?
  • What effect will achieving your goal have on your life or on others?

Time Oriented: Goals have a clearly defined time-frame including a target or deadline date. When will you reach your goal?

Again, if your goal is particularly large, try breaking it down into smaller
goals with appropriate incremental deadlines.


Not a SMART goal:

Keep game wins above 51% and get better at the game.

This does not identify a measurement or time frame, nor identify why you would need to win 51% of or games it how getting better at the game would achieve that.

SMART goal:

Every Friday, I’ll look over my Practice Notebook and review all of the matches I’ve played this week. I’ll review those notes and watch back any replays that showcase how we either won or lost the match. Once I’ve watched my replays I’ll ask for feedback from my teammates and coach on how they would rate my performance and other ways we can better collaborate to improve our team work and individual performance.


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Smart Goals Worksheet


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