2. Whether you have small dreams or lofty expectations, setting
goals allows you to plan how you want to move through life.
3. 1. Make Your Goals Specific.
When setting goals, they should answer the highly specific questions of who, what, where,
when, and why. For each specific goal you make, you should ask yourself why it is a goal and
how it helps your life or work goals.
4. 2. Create Measurable Goals
In order for us to track our progress, goals should be quantifiable. "I'm going to walk more" is
far more difficult to track and measure than "Every day I'm going to walk around the track
16 times." Essentially, you'll need a few ways of determining if you're reaching your goal
5. 3. Be Realistic With Your Goals
It is important to evaluate your situation honestly and recognize which goals are realistic and
which are a little far-fetched. Ask yourself if you have the all the things you need to complete
your goal (skill, resources, time, knowledge).
6. 4. Set Priorities
At any given moment, you have a number of goals all in different states of completion.
Deciding which goals are more important or time-sensitive than others is crucial.
If you find yourself with too many goals, you're going to feel overwhelmed and are less likely
to accomplish them.
7. 5. Keep Track of Your Progress.
Writing in a journal is a great way to keep track of both personal and professional progress.
Checking in with yourself and acknowledging the progress made towards a certain goal is key
to staying motivated. It may even encourage you to work harder.
8. 6. Assess Your Goals.
Acknowledge when you have reached goals and allow yourself to celebrate accordingly.
Take this time to assess the goal process—from inception to completion. Consider if you were
happy with the time frame, your skill set, or if the goal was reasonable.
9. 7. Keep Setting Goals.
Once you have achieved goals—even major life goals—you will want to continue to grow and
set new goals for yourself.
10. By setting realistic goals, you will be able to achieve them a lot
better because you are not setting yourself up for failure;
instead you are setting yourself up for success.
Also, setting more in-depth goals will make the task easier to
What are the benefits of setting up goals?