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How to Set Goals Like a Paralympic Athlete The Paralympic Games in London run from August 29 until September 09. Paralympic athletes have overcome tremendous roadblocks to be among the best athletes in the world. Athletes set out on unimaginable goals to most able bodied people, yet manage to achieve and often surpass them. A proven way to ensure success, whether it is competing at the Paralympic games, or achieving better overall health is to set S.M.A.R.T Goals. Below is the S.M.A.R.T Goals acronym. Use this system to create your own personal goals surrounding better health and fitness. S – specific, significant, stretching M – measurable, meaningful, motivational A – agreed upon, attainable, achievable, acceptable, action-oriented R – realistic, relevant,