Commitment to achieving a goal _ Attainable and Realistic _ Hollenbeck and Klein, 1987 suggest that an individual\'s commitment to a goal (building on Locke\'s research and many others) is dependent on a combination of the expectancy that the individual has of achieving success, and the difficulty of achieving the goal. In the commonly used mnemonic, SMART goals, this is usually considered as the \'AR\' of SMART _ Attainable and Realistic. Though Hollenbeck and Klein help point out that when we set a goal, it may well seem that the goal is attainable _ I can do everything that I need to do to achieve this and am prepared for the cost in time, effort, etc. _ and it may well seem to be realistic _ Given the resources that I have and the current environment, this goal can be practically achieved.
Setting Goals is Powerful _ Why do we need to set goals and use them? Are they important? The answer is that when you set objectives for yourself, you create the future in advance. You form your destiny and shape your life. Whether we know it or not, we all have goals. As a result, know that your goals are affecting you. The problem is that some people have lousy goals. Those get you through the day, the week, the month or help you pay the bills but are not the kind of objectives that inspire you or make you jump out of bed in the morning. These goals do not create the drive you need to achieve something greater. You must realize that very few people have a particular plan or even written goals. So, when you set goals, I mean real aims, you can create the power to grow, develop and expand your success. You must have something out there that is compelling enough to draw you forth and transform your life.