Attainable Goals are SMART Goals

Don’t get me wrong, dreaming is a beautiful thing! And I encourage you all to dream big old hairy goals … every once and a while.

I’ve always wanted to be legitimate royalty (too many Disney movies growing up) but I have to be honest with myself, finally at age 22, I don’t think Prince Harry is going to turn around a propose to me (at least not for a little while.)

The same can be said for setting SMART GOALS, make them attainable goals. Understanding our limitations, doesn’t mean we have to settle for the mundane. I think it means the opposite. It means that we can set our sights on outrageously awesome goals that with some work and planning we can actually achieve! And let me tell you, accomplishing these types of goals are so, so sweet!

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Here’s a quick refresher on SMART goals. Let’s step back a little. What is a SMART goal? Well, a SMART goal stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.

The beauty of following this framework for setting you goals is that they are way more likely to succeed than an unfocused goal!

Making Your Goal Attainable Goals

Just by creating a goal and writing it down you innately begin to start laying out the steps you need to take in order to complete it!

We all do it. There has been countless hours I’ve surfed the internet for cheap flights, good hotel deals on just drooling over cool vacation destinations. Believe it or not, these are some of the first steps in accomplishing an item on your bucket list. Realizing that these goals are attainable will change your everyday actions!

Begin laying out the process through which you can achieve your goal. Every day activities, or monthly checkins roughly marking out the direction you will go will help in making your goal attainable!

Sara Ruthnum

Sara is the marketing and community outreach coordinator for She is passionate about all things travel, culture and sports, and is excited to start knocking off some of her bucket list dreams in the near future. Connect with Sara by emailing or Check out Sara's bucket list here