12. Two Models for Goal Setting – ABCS and SMART

Setting goals in your personal, academic, and professional life can motivate and empower you to achieve your desired ambitions.  Using a structured framework such as SMART or ABCS can help you clarify your objectives and create a clear roadmap toward success. The SMART framework is a great place to start for short-term goals, as it will help guide you in setting specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound goals.  The ABCS Goal Setting framework adds additional elements that can help you stay motivated and accountable for longer-term and future-oriented goals and ambitions.


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ABCS of Goal Setting Infographic (.pdf)SMART Goal Setting Infographic (.pdf)



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