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.
Goal_setting is a process by which we choose our intended result, decide what we want to achieve in the longer_term AND determine HOW we are going to attain the goal (i.e., the strategy). Therein lies the problem for many people in regard to goal_setting... the process necessarily includes the strategy to achieve the goal. When relatives with kind intentions ask \"what do you want to be...\" the strategy they advise to achieve whatever you said, invariably refers back to the need to study hard, be a good child, don\'t answer back and above all... \"Eat your greens!\" As you get older, the advice may become more specific and even, more useful. You begin to discover which areas of knowledge and skill you most enjoy and are better equipped to clarify your personal goal as you become increasingly aware of what is important to you. Goal_setting for your career, life and business is strongly advocated and endorsed in hundreds of books and papers and articles. Most emphasize the importance of writing your goals down as part of the goal_setting process.