Whilst touching on monetary goals, another participant reminds us that being specific about your goal is important: \"My goal was to be a millionaire by 35... I achieved it the moment I stepped away from the foreign exchange counter at Jakarta airport!\" Following up with our survey participants revealed commonality in the way they went about setting goals and their subsequent actions to achieve their goals. We\'ve already seen how those with the greatest success in terms of personal wealth had SMART goals. This isn\'t to say that success can only be measured by means of personal wealth at all _ the original intention was simply to test the mythical Yale Study results. And, of course, someone could have set themselves a perfectly good SMART goal _ but due to their own environment, had not accumulated as much personal wealth in terms of a standard currency _ indeed, a person could have less in terms of monetary wealth yet be considerably better off in terms of the value they can obtain from less money.
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.