Set Goals that are Achievable Yet Stretch You _ \"You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential.\" _ Steve Garvey So many times we do one of two things while setting goals: we either set our goals too high or too low; rarely do we set them just right. This element of goal setting can be extremely difficult, especially without much experience using this process. By setting our goals too low we never reach our full potential to what we can accomplish and never live a self_fulfilling life. By setting our goals too high we risk becoming discouraged because the goal is so far out of reach.
But how does one set achievable goals? How to set and achieve any goal _ Perhaps our very human essence is oriented towards the achievement of goals. Human endeavour is measured by some of its greatest achievements. What do you want to achieve? Without a set of key goals life can become a case of living randomly from day to day. Any goal whether a small one en_route to achieving a key goal, or indeed a key goal should be SMART. SMART GOALS are: _Specific: State each goal as a positive unambiguous statement _Measurable: Break the key goal down to measurable small steps _Attainable: Make sure it fits in with your current work, family and financial commitments _Relevant and Realistic: Physically and mentally possible _Time bound: Aim to achieve the various stages of your goal according to a preconceived timescale