How to write a good goal and SMART objectives

We write goals and objectives not only in our academic and professional lives but in our daily lives too. Sometimes, I have come across situations in differentiating the two.  While I was browsing on this, I found an excellent tutorial and an infographic with a simple checklist the CDC website. I am sharing it with you here.

Good goals:

You can go through it with the link that I copied in the phrase, “good goals”. I am reproducing below the checklist.

 SMART objectives:

You can find a simple comparison between goals and objectives from CDC here.



Author: Prasantha De Silva

A specialist in Community Medicine board-certified in Sri Lanka and a research analyst in Canada

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