Setting SMART goals in 2020

Admin 06 Jan , 2020

Information gathered and prepared by A. Balind MSW, RSW
Clinical Social Worker, Portage Medical Family Health Team

Why should we take the time to set goals? This is a skill that we are taught from a young age, but is something we rarely use outside of school or work.  Goal setting is important for many reasons.  Here are a few:

  • Gives you motivation for the future; short- and long-term
  • It helps to improve self-confidence and self-esteem
  • It assists you in picturing your life for the future
  • It allows you to organize your time and resources to make the most of your life
  • Holds you accountable

Research suggests that when we set goals we are more likely to accomplish the things that we want in our lives.  As we age, setting goals can become more difficult.  It is a skill, just like riding a bike, so practice makes it easier with time.  Here is a way to help make goal setting easier.


If you would like more information or assistance with goal setting, please contact the Portage Medical Family Health Team! We would be happy to assist you in reaching your goals!