I first came across this concept back in polytechnic which i was taught how to set a smart goal. Let’s revisit.
S – Specific (Targeting a specific area on where we can improve on or setting the goal on)
M – Measurable (It must have a number or a quantity or a way to look at a numeric indication)
A – Attainable (The goal should be realistic and can be achieved)
R – Realistic (With the current resources, it can be achieved)
T – Timebounded (It must be set with a timeline in mind)
There’s other alternative to the letter such as A may be Assignable/alignment and R to be Results-Based and Reasonable but all in all this framework is useful in setting goals.
Can read more here – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMART_criteria