When you are establishing your goal, always follow the \"SMART\" system. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. Specific _ Have a specific plan and a definite goal which can be clearly understood. And once decided, vow to stick to it. Measurable _ The goal you have set should be measurable. For example, if you are in business, your goal should not be to just make it grow in 3 years time. Instead, set your goal something like this _ to make it grow by 40% or more in 3 years, so that at the end of the 3 years you can see actual progress.
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.