20 examples of ambitious and achievable SMART goals

Published November 10, 2019, 1 min read, tagged as: careermentorship

Defining SMART goals is one of the most important steps to success. You need to figure out where you're going so that you can make a plan of how you're going to get there. But if you don't set the right goals, you risk losing focus on what you're trying to achieve.

Unfortunately, there's no one size fits all template for your goals. Everyone has different aspirations and motivations for what they want. I've listed three common objectives below and broken them up in to smaller, measurable tasks that you can use as a framework to tailor your own set of goals.

GOAL: I want a better job

  • I will ask for more responsibilities
  • I will regularly ask for feedback from my peers and management
  • I will attend more networking events and meet-ups and expand grow my network
  • I will ask for advice from someone that has a similar job to the one that I want
  • I will learn to delegate tasks that I no longer need to be responsible for
  • I will learn to say "no" when too much is asked of me
  • I will contribute to more open source projects

GOAL: I want a promotion

  • I will learn to trust my team more
  • I will look into necessary certifications that will help me grow into the job I want
  • I will spend 30 minutes each day reading articles and books that help my personal and professional development
  • I will mentor at least one of my peers
  • I will use personality quiz's like the Myers Briggs test to understand my strengths and weaknesses
  • I will learn to work smarter rather than harder
  • I will learn to become a better communicator
  • I will regularly ask for feedback from my peers and management

GOAL: I want a different career

  • I will look into necessary certifications that will help me grow into the career I want
  • I will spend 30 minutes each day reading articles and books that help my personal development
  • I will attend more networking events and meet-ups and expand grow my network
  • I will update my resume with relevant experience

I tweet about this type of thing a lot. If you enjoyed this article, you may enjoy following me.

May 13, 2020, 2 min read
careermentorship

The real secret to achieving your goals

Recently, I've been thinking a lot about goals. I believe that by setting clear, attainable goals and being able to measure successes or…

Read more

World Class Teams Create World Class Products

A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change.

I'm writing a book! I share:

  • My framework to define and achieve engineering goals so you can move the needle in your organization and keep everyone rowing in the same direction
  • How to retain top tech talent and build high-performing teams
  • How to release great products rapidly with a structured Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • How to manage yourself and avoid common pitfalls that challenge many leaders
  • How to manage multiple teams and learn how to manage managers
  • Proven tactics to deliver better customer experience every time, even in fast paced environments

Released September 30, 2020

Subscribe to the mailing list to stay up to date

© 2020 Hashtag Coder
Built with Gatsby