Evaluate \"Even if we fail, we can evaluate what we have tried, see what we have done wrong, modify our method of attack _ and try again.\" _ John Cusworth _ Whether you achieved your goal or not is unimportant, but what is important is to take time to reflect back on all the things that you did to get as far as you did. Ask yourself, \"What did I do right?\" and \"What could I have done better?\" By honestly answering these questions you will already be much further ahead on your next major goal than you were on your previous one, and you will begin to find that each major goal you set will become easier and easier to obtain until it becomes almost effortless. Make Changes _ \"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.\" _ Albert Einstein . After you\'ve honestly evaluated yourself it\'s time to make changes. Sometimes they\'re small and easy adjustments, other times it can be painfully difficult. But if you desire to keep progressing and live a more fulfilling life, then changes must be made constantly.
Realistic _ You want to challenge yourself to grow, but you also want to hit the goals you set. Set small goals that you know you can hit in the beginning. With that success you confidence grows. Once you hit a goal just reset it and expand upon it. Even if you first few goals seem like a cake walk it will get harder as you progress. Don\'t set enormous goals right off the bat or again you\'ll be setting yourself up for failure. Focus on consistent effort and increasing incrementally along the way. Timely _ This is one of the simplest yet most often overlooked aspects of goal setting. You must establish a time_line for the accomplishment of your main goal along with all of your sub_goals that will get you there. Just remember \"someday\" never comes. Without a hard time_line you\'ll never get to where you\'re going.