To be useful, Goals and Objectives need to be actionable and specific.
The S.M.A.R.T. goals concept is a useful guideline for creating effective goals and objectives.
SMART Goals and Objectives satisfy each of the criteria below:
S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Actionable
R – Relevant
T – Time Based
The SMART goal guidelines provide a road-map for successful goal creation and help drive your actions toward a desired outcome.