The Final Word. If you want to set quantifiable objectives, make them SMART. Begin with a precise goal in mind; ensure that it is quantifiable, attainable, relevant, and timely in relation to your current schedule. Then, work backwards from the goal to identify the first step you should take.
So, how do you set a measurable goal? The first thing to understand is that goals must be measurable. This means that you need to decide what will be used as evidence that you have reached your goal. For example, if you want to lose weight, being measured by the number of pounds you lose, would be a good goal to set. You could measure your progress by losing one pound every week until you reach your target weight.
It's important to remember that not all goals are equal. Some goals may be easier to reach than others. For example, if your goal is to lose weight, then it makes sense that reaching this goal would be more difficult than saying you want to visit five new countries this year. Calculating what percentage of your goal you have reached allows you to see how successful you have been so far and gives you information about how much further you have to go.
Finally, keep in mind that a goal without action is meaningless. Without taking concrete steps to achieve it, your goal will never be reached.
How to Create SMART Objectives
The overarching objective would be to "become in shape." A particular objective, on the other hand, would state, "Join a health club and work out three days a week." Measurable: Establish precise criteria for tracking progress toward each objective you establish. For example, if your objective is to "get in shape," then you should track your weight daily and measure your bodyfat percentage twice a year.
Measurable objectives are important because they give you a way to evaluate your success. If you set a measurable goal such as "lose 10 pounds" or "tone up," then you will know exactly how you are doing relative to that goal. If you want to know how you are doing overall with respect to reaching your business's goals, then you should set more general/specific measurable objectives. For example, if your company's goal is to increase sales by 20 percent this year, then you could measure yourself against this objective by calculating (20 percent) times previous years' sales. This would give you a sense of whether you were meeting your company's goal of increasing sales.
Setting measurable objectives is not easy. It requires being specific and drafting realistic goals. However, without measurable objectives, it is difficult to tell how successful you are at achieving anything.
3. Establish Specific Objectives