Goals

Goals can be defined as what you are trying to achieve. They are an important part of Family PD because they help ensure you are accomplishing things in your life and provide a metric for your progress. How can you measure how well you are improving your health, relationships, finances, or

education if you have not set any goals? It is important that you work towards something.

You should set goals that will help you achieve and sustain things that will benefit your life such as improved health, relationships, education, and/or finances. It is important to also note the level of impact achieving (or not achieving) goals has on your life. Poor health may have an impact on abilities. Poor relationships may have an impact on opportunities. Not increasing education, may have an impact on your employability which may impact finances, and so on.

Setting and accomplishing goals will help ensure you are making progress. Ensure your goals are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-based.

Be SMART

Be SMART about your goals. 

Specific 

Measurable

Attainable

Relevant 

Time-based

Avoid setting goals that do not align with your life plan and/or goals that are unrealistic, unmeasurable, or without time constraints. This will not be conducive to your success.