Attainable _ Set a practical goal that can be reachable. As mentioned before, you will need to be practical about it. Never set a goal that is impossible to achieve nor a goal that you can achieve easily. Set a challenging goal so that you have to make the extra effort to reach it. Realistic _ Always measure your strengths and weaknesses before setting the goal.. Be realistic when you are setting the goals. Do those activities that utilize your strength and delegate those that are your weaknesses.
Through a random selection of fifty respondents we found that there is some commonality in the manner in which goals are set: When we compare the groups of \'Very Satisfied\' with their achievement and \'Satisfied\' or \'Somewhat Satisfied\' with their achievement. The first group were more likely to have SMART goals. The goal is described in sensory terms _ what will be seen, heard and felt, and for a small number, smelt and tasted. Respondents were clear about what achieving the goal will do positively for them and the cost to themselves (and others) of achieving their goal. Their goal, they considered personally stretching yet \'knew\' that they were capable of achieving it themselves. More than 60% stated their goal in the present tense _ \'I am\' rather than \'I will be\'.