Achieve Your Goals. Work SMARTR Not Harder

By: Gaven Hohl

Are you struggling to achieve your goals? You keep working harder and harder but just cannot accomplish what you intended to do. Instead of continually working harder, not succeeding, getting frustrated and therefore giving up, perhaps you should start working SMARTR (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timely, Reward). By using SMARTR as your format to help design your goals you will be setting yourself up for success. An example of this would be:

Specific = Lose 8lbs

Measurable = 8lbs from previous weight

Achievable = Yes (2lbs per a week)

Relevant = Yes

Timely = 4 weeks

Reward = Go to a movie with a friend

By using this format you are setting yourself up for success the moment you create the goal, as it is so important to have your goal specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, timely, and rewarding. You can use this format to create short term, middle, and long term goals. For additional success towards achieving your goals make sure you write down your SMARTR goal somewhere you will see it daily. Feel free to be creative and have some fun when you are creating these goals and rewards for yourself. Remember, when coming up with your rewards, try to keep them healthier rewards that will not set you back from what you just achieved. Now go be SMARTR!

Buddy Broncho made his first appearance in UCO's own newspaper The Vista. It was the October 3, 1932, issue where a Broncho appears wearing a UCO football uniform. He has appeared numerous times throughout the years from local Edmond papers in the 60's to state-wide papers in the 80's. The commissioning of the first ever live mascot appears in UCO's 1979 Bronze Book where Buddy Broncho made his first public appearance at Homecoming. Since that time, Buddy has been a fixture at UCO events and in the hearts of UCO students.