SMART Goals are SPECIFIC
Specific means the objective details exactly what needs to be accomplished.
SMART Goals are MEASURABLE
Measurable goals are quantifiable. A measurable goal provides a standard for comparison, the means to an end, a specific result.
SMART Goals are ACHIEVABLE
Achievable means that the goal statement is achievable given other objectives and responsibilities of the employee, organization, and reality.
SMART Goals are REALISTIC
Realistic goals are practical, achievable, and possible. Goals must motivate people to improve and to reach for attainable ends.
SMART Goals are TIMELY
Timely means scheduled or with a deadline.