Olympic bobsledder, sprinter, and TrueSport Ambassador Lauryn Williams shares how to set SMART goals that will help you both on and off the playing field.
Hi, I’m Lauryn Williams, TrueSport Ambassador, and after the 2012 Olympic games in track and field, I decided I wanted to try a new sport. It was bobsledding. I’d never done it before, but I was really excited to try something new, but I had a short time period where I had to learn a lot of different things.
The principles I use for goal-setting are called SMART, so Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time sensitive. Without using the principles of SMART, I might not have attained my silver medal in the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where I got second place all because I learned how to set goals in a really short period of time and I stuck to the SMART principles in order to help me succeed.