Set Goals that are Achievable Yet Stretch You _ \"You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential.\" _ Steve Garvey So many times we do one of two things while setting goals: we either set our goals too high or too low; rarely do we set them just right. This element of goal setting can be extremely difficult, especially without much experience using this process. By setting our goals too low we never reach our full potential to what we can accomplish and never live a self_fulfilling life. By setting our goals too high we risk becoming discouraged because the goal is so far out of reach.
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.