Action-oriented definition

One of 5 characteristics of a SMART goal. Action-oriented describes a goal that is focused on behaviors instead of results.

For example: I will walk on my treadmill for 30 minutes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning this week at 8:00.

Related terms: goal, measurable, realistic, specific time-oriented

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