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.
I repeat _ this \'study\' is an urban myth _ whilst it is quoted by some \'authorities\' and famous gurus on management and self_leadership, there is NO record of the study and NO paper on it. Yet its allure is understandable _ it feeds beautifully into the concept that in order for you to accumulate wealth (aka be successful) not only must you have specific goals, but you must write them down. For someone selling a process on written goal setting (see Zig Ziglar and Tony Robbins) it \'proves\' the process. So is goal_setting really important, or is it just a load of twaddle? To answer this question, rather than rely on stories of spurious origin, it\'s important to have some robust research to find out if there\'s anything in it.