But how does one set achievable goals? How to set and achieve any goal _ Perhaps our very human essence is oriented towards the achievement of goals. Human endeavour is measured by some of its greatest achievements. What do you want to achieve? Without a set of key goals life can become a case of living randomly from day to day. Any goal whether a small one en_route to achieving a key goal, or indeed a key goal should be SMART. SMART GOALS are: _Specific: State each goal as a positive unambiguous statement _Measurable: Break the key goal down to measurable small steps _Attainable: Make sure it fits in with your current work, family and financial commitments _Relevant and Realistic: Physically and mentally possible _Time bound: Aim to achieve the various stages of your goal according to a preconceived timescale
It is the goal that helps us determine the appropriate outcomes necessary to reach the goal, the specific outcomes help determine the actions we undertake to achieve them. The whole series together, makes a strategy. For ease and clarity, I consider a \"Goal\" to be longer_term and the intended result of a strategy. \"Outcomes\" are the result of the steps, milestones or activities that we achieve en_route to achieving the goal.