Set Time Limits. All things become possible if you give it enough time. What sets goals apart from wishes is that goals have a specific time limit. You need to have some short_term and some long_term goals. Where do you see yourself in 6 months? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? You need to ensure that your long_term and short_term goals gel. You can also break your long_term goals down into smaller goals and set time limits on achieving each step. This will increase your overall productivity as regards your goals. \"People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.\"
Relevant and Realistic _ Are you being honest with yourself? Is it realistic to learn the piano to concert pianist level? Is it realistic to target yourself to rune a mufti_million pound corporation? Do you have the right personality; can you manage the pressure and worry when things are not quite going to plan? This is the essence of realistic. Set performance goals, not outcome goals: You should take care to set goals over which you have as much control as possible. There is nothing more dispiriting than failing to achieve a personal goal for reasons beyond your control. If you base your goals on personal performance, then you can keep control over the achievement of your goals and draw satisfaction from them. It is important to set goals that you can achieve. All sorts of people (trainers, parents, media, and society) can set unrealistic goals for you. They will often do this in ignorance of your own desires and ambitions. Alternatively you may set goals that are too high, because you may not appreciate either the obstacles in the way, or understand quite how much skill you need to develop to achieve a particular level of performance.