Set Goals that are Measurable _ \"Determine a single measure that you can use to grade your progress and success in each area of your life. Refer to it daily.\" _ Brian Tracy. Goals are to be measurable solely for the benefit of being able to track your progress. It is no different than tracking your progress while driving your car to work. When you drive your car to work you know how far you\'ve gone and how far you need to go. It is simply not enough to say, \"I want to be physically fit.\" How will you know if you are physically fit? Try instead being more specific, an example of this might be, \"I run a 7 minute mile\". It\'s clear, precise, and measurable. _ Write Down Your Goals _ \"Write it down. Written goals have a way of transforming wishes into wants, cant\'s into cans, dreams into plans, and plans into reality. Don\'t just think it _ ink it!\" _ Author Unknown. Be sure that when you write down your goal it is clear, positive, and in present tense. An example of this is, \"I earn 贄ꯠ per year\". By simply writing down your goal you are making it become alive; you are making your goal a reality.
Outcome goals are most often subject to others and to the environment. The greater the attainability of a goal through yourself only _ I.e. Your own performance _ the more you are in control of goal achievement. Goals that have a high dependence on others and/or external circumstances are considerably more difficult to influence. As an extreme example, one survey participant has goal to win the lottery! Now there are certain things that you can do to increase the likelihood of this becoming reality, buying tickets is a useful component, but how many? Interestingly, another participant who had a \'money\' goal did indeed achieve their goal _ through winning the lottery! Though that wasn\'t the original plan and they rated themselves \'somewhat satisfied\' in having completely achieved their goal.