Setting Your Goal _ The Process _ Of course even before you are ready to set your goals, you should know what you are trying to achieve. This is the essential first step. The kind of goal you are setting for yourself will naturally depend on this. And not just that, you must also have a clear idea about how far in the future you want to achieve these goals. Broadly, goals could be either \"long term\" or \"short term\". Of course you can have both a long term as well as a short term goals. A good approach could be to have a long term goal and a clear road map to achieve this. In other words, you can set various short term goals that will take you progressively towards your bigger long term goal.
Achievable _ Is this objective practically possible? By ensuring your goals are achievable I am not suggesting that you seek to downgrade them so that they become too easy to achieve. Instead you should check what you are aiming to achieve against the other demands on your time, finances and talent. Keep the low_level goals you are working towards small and achievable. If a goal is too large, then it can seem that you are not making progress towards it. Keeping goals small and incremental gives more opportunities for reward. Derive today\'s goals from larger ones. Set priorities: When you have several goals, give each a priority. This helps you to avoid feeling overwhelmed by too many goals, and helps to direct your attention to the most important ones. Organization and prioritizing are imperative to the success of the true achiever. Attending to the most important items on your \"TO DO\" list will result in maximum productivity. Less essential items can be ticked off as time permits. Plan the work and then work the plan.