Specific _ Setting detailed and precise objectives _ State each goal as an unambiguous, positive statement. The process of reaching goals includes an initial evaluation, frequent reviews, and progress checks. Goals should be set down in specific terms so they appear as crystallized pictures in the mind rather than fuzzy apparitions on the horizon. \"I have to loose weight\" sounds like a project of enormous proportions with nowhere to start. Setting a more concrete, short_term goal is more effective. For example, decide that at the end of two weeks you will have lost 2 kg. This is a more a more specific, practical, and therefore attainable goal. What precisely do you want to achieve? I want to be an Olympic competitor is not a performance goal; it\'s actually the outcome of a goal. Check that you objectives are specific and not just outcomes.
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