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.
Perhaps if you know some of the most common goal setting obstacles you can work toward overcoming them. You Don\'t Want What You Think You Want _ Some goals are set because other people want them for you. If you don\'t really want what you say you want, it will be very difficult to set a goal for that thing. Be sure that you\'ve set the goals for the right reasons and that it\'s something you really want. Write down the pros and cons of any goal and know why you want to achieve that result before setting it in stone.