You\'re Not Really Sure How to Set a Reasonable Goal _ If you\'ve actually tried to set a goal before but didn\'t experience results, it\'s probably because you just don\'t know how to set a goal. It\'s not as easy as just writing down a dream. Goals aren\'t dreams. They are realistic, specific, achievable end results that you want to see. Take the time to learn the best goal setting techniques in order to experience goal setting success.
Why Specific and Stretching? In Locke and Latham\'s 2006 study and previous articles, there is an emphasis on the positive relationship between goal difficulty and performance. Locke and Latham, 1990; Locke and Latham, 2002. That is, the more difficult the goal is to achieve, the higher the level of performance is manifest _ albeit moderated by commitment to the goal. Earlier studies had already identified that specific and difficult goals led to greater performance than easy and/or vague goals Latham and Lee, 1986