Healthy Lifestyle Tip: Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals

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Our job @CKDBrighton is to educate, motivate and assist you in reaching your optimum potential leading to a healthy life.  Sometimes just a kind word or a motivational quote can change everything. Goal setting is a process that starts with careful consideration of what you want to achieve and ends with a lot of hard work. The SMART process is an effective way to set and meet your goals.


A specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal. To set a specific goal,  answer the five “W” questions:

  • Who: Who is involved?
  • What: What do I want to accomplish?
  • Where: Where will I accomplish the goal?
  • When: When will I work on my goal and what is a realistic time frame for reaching my goal?
  • Why: What are the reasons, purpose or benefits of accomplishing the goal?


  • Choose goals that have results you can measure.
  • When you measure your progress, you stay on track, reach your target dates and
  • experience the exhilaration of achievement.


  • Think about what you can honestly achieve.
  • Goal setting is a good way to push yourself beyond your current limits.
  • So pick a goal that requires some effort, but choose a goal that is within reach.


  • It feels great to reach a goal, but find extra ways to reward yourself along the way.
  • Plan rewards ahead of time so you have something to look forward to.


  • A goal should be grounded within a time frame.
  • With no time frame tied to it there’s no sense of urgency.
  • Keeping track of your progress will help you stay motivated.
  • A goal is tangible when you can experience it with one of your senses; taste, touch, smell, sight or hearing.

About Robert Tanswell

The Choi Foundation is a self-defence Martial Arts School teaching Choi kwang Do based in Dorothy Stringer Sports Complex, Brighton. Our classes are friendly, fun, supportive and non-competitive. With instructors of all ages to help every student reach their maximum potential. Choi Kwang Do is easy-to-learn, sequential movements to maximize your body's force-producing capabilities, but more importantly, they increase opportunities to enhance your health. With a progressive system from White belt to highest level of Black belt, Choi Kwang Do always offers you something new and challenging to learn, experience and enjoy.