A Process Goal: What Is It?

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A Process Goal: What Is It?

A process goal is the route you want to take to get there; it is not the destination. For instance, publishing one blog post every week and learning from the comments you get would be your goal if you wanted to improve as a writer. The aim is to reach a monthly target of twelve articles. It’s easy to forget that these kinds of goals are not all or nothing, which is why this distinction is crucial. Consider it. It’s been claimed that working smarter, not harder, is more important.

A process goal, then, is a measurable objective with SMART criteria:

Specifically: The more specific your goal is, the better. For instance, you might say, “I want to lose five pounds,” as opposed to, “I want to be fit.” Make sure you have a very clear goal.

Measurable: It must be possible to quantify the success and progress to be measured.

Achievable: A goal won’t inspire motivation if it isn’t difficult to achieve. However, if you want significant results, you need to climb to the highest point.

Realistic: For most people, saying, “I want to run a marathon” is not achievable. Make sure you have all the time, effort, and tools (such as a training program) needed to accomplish your goal.

Time-Restricted: Your goal is only an impossible dream if there is no timetable attached to it.

In summary, specificity, measurableness, being attainable within a certain time frame, and realism are the fundamental elements of any process goal.

Dhashmika Deeswaran Answered question February 2, 2024

Thank you for sharing Sangeerthana Balasubramaniyam, your insightful explanation of process goals emphasizes specificity, measurability, achievability, realism, and time restrictions. Your clarity in setting SMART criteria for goals is commendable. Great advice for goal-oriented individuals.

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