Timely _ There should always be an end date. For instance, if you just want to grow the business without setting a time, you would keep working at it endlessly, and reach nowhere. So set a time within which you want to achieve the defined results. Once you have come this far, you will need to prioritize the goals according to the significance or impact on the final outcome. This is particularly relevant if you have set several goals. You must decide which goals are more important to you, and this decision should be based on how important the final outcome is. The more important the outcome, the higher should be the priority.
The prevailing thought is to think about what you want to do. Then, you set goals, write them down, stay focused on them and go forward. You check your list over and over again, come back to it, adjust it, and that is how you achieve your goals. But I believe it is not the way goals should be attained. Some people even do it once a year, when they make a New Year resolution. They set goals, and they do forget it until a year later. These people usually have no power. They take the power of goals too lightly which brings us to some basics. You have to realize you have to practice the fundamentals daily. Think about the great coaches in sports history for example. They often teach the basics to people that are already the best at what they do. These top trainers make them go through the fundamentals over and over again, hundreds of time, day after day until they can do it at a crucial moment.