SMART Goals Worksheet

SMART  Worksheet

The following SMART worksheet is designed to help you effectively set personal goals for yourself.

SMART is an acronym used to effectively set goals. It is a simple tool to help create an actionable plan that gets results. There are several variants, but SMART usually stands for:

S – Specific

M – Measurable

A – Achievable

R – Relevant

T – Time-bound


The criteria for SMART Worksheet

Specific Your goal should be detailed and state the exact level of performance expected.
Measurable Your goal should contain a measurable indicator to assess the amount of your progress and to definitely determine if the goal has been achieved.
Achievable Your goal should challenge you and stretch your abilities, but realistically be able to be attained.
Relevant Your should be important to you and motivate you.
Time-bound Your goal should specify when the result(s) will be achieved.


Printable Version – SMART Goals Worksheet Printable


Step 1:

Write down your goal on one line.

My goal is to: ________________________________________________


Step 2:

Make your goal SPECIFIC by adding details. Answer the questions: who, what, where, when, and how.




Step 3:

Make your goal MEASUREABLE. Add measurements and tracking details.

I will measure/track my goal by using the following numbers or methods:


I will know I’ve reached my goal when ________________________________________________



Step 4:

Make sure your goal is ACHIEVABLE. What additional resources do you need for success?

Items I need to achieve this goal: ________________________________________________

How I’ll find the time: ________________________________________________

Things I need to learn more about: ________________________________________________

People I can talk to for support: ________________________________________________



Step 5:

Make your goal RELEVANT. List why you want to reach this goal:



Step 6:

Make your goal TIME-BOUND. Put a deadline on your goal.

I will reach my goal by the following date: ___/___/______.


Set some benchmarks to track your progress.

Date I will have accomplished…
___/___/______ __________________________________
___/___/______ __________________________________
___/___/______ __________________________________
___/___/______ __________________________________
___/___/______ I will have reached my goal___________



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