How to Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Welcome to our course, “How to Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals.”

In this course, Dr. Gloria Jacobucci will teach you to set S.M.A.R.T. goals.

We strongly recommend you watch the entire interview (see below), then move on to the exercise we’ve created to help you implement the advice Dr. Gloria Jacobucci gives into your life.

This is our recommendation because watching the interview will give you a profound understanding of S.M.A.R.T. goals and how to set and achieve them.

Thank you so much for allowing us to support you. We hope this course helps you make progress in your healing journey.

S.M.A.R.T. Goals Guide: Your Path to Healing

Welcome to this goal-setting activity. 

The objective is straightforward: to guide you in taking small, manageable steps toward your healing goals. 

We’ll follow the S.M.A.R.T. goal-setting framework, ensuring your goal is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound.

Step 1: Specific (What’s the Goal?)

  • Your goal should be well-defined and specific. It should clearly state what is to be accomplished and answer the questions of who, what, where, when, why, and how.
  • Example: “I want to work on healing my fear of being unlovable and abandoned by practicing self-affirmations related to my worthiness.”

Step 2: Measurable (Can You Track It?)

  • Your goal should be something you can measure.
  • Example: “I will recite five self-affirmations about my worthiness every morning and keep a tally of the days I do it.”

Step 3: Achievable (Is It Realistic?)

  • Your goal should be something you can actually do.
  • Things to consider:

    Do you have a few minutes each morning for self-affirmations?
    Do you have a way to keep track, like a calendar or a journal?
    Is this a manageable commitment for you at this time?

Step 4: Relevant (Why Does It Matter?)

  • Your goal should be important to you and help you heal your core wound.
  • Example: “By affirming my worthiness, I am directly challenging my core wound of fearing that I’m unlovable and will be abandoned.”

Step 5: Time-bound (When Will You Get There?)

  • Your goal should have a time limit.
  • Example: “I aim to practice self-affirmations about my worthiness every morning for the next 30 days.”