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S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Objectives

Back in college, I have already learned the S.M.A.R.T Philosophy in establishing objectives during my business management class. It means that whenever you formulate an objective, it must qualify with these principles: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-bounded.

However, during our first day in Project Management class, my professor taught us something new. He said that there are two additional principles, the E and R, that should be added to SMART in order to make our objectives better.

E for Enjoyable and R for Rewarding.

And I agree with him. When setting our personal goals in life, each goal must be SMARTER. The path through which we take in achieving our goals must be enjoyable every step of the way and we know that at the end of the journey there is a reward. It may not be monetary in nature but at least it is something good and worthy despite all the efforts and difficulties we encounter along the way.

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