To set goals is one thing but to set worthwhile and achievable goals is another, if you must achieve your goals you must consider this five golden principles to setting proper and achievable goals:
1. Set goals that motivate you
What is your motivation? Find things that motivate you and set your goals around them. We often make a mistake of setting goals randomly without considering our personal interest or passion towards the subject matter; the reality is when you are motivated by your goal you tend to live more happily, be more focused, put in more energy and commitment into achieving those goals and most importantly you have more sense of fulfillment when this goals are achieved…visit this link if you need to discover what is your motivation https://getinspiredtodaycom.wordpress.com/2019/08/16/303/
2. Set SMART goals
The SMART analysis is a tool that can be explored to set more achievable goals, if properly applied it can bring about setting goals that would yield better results.
Specific goals are goals that are targeted at something, clear, certain and unambiguous. It does not give rooms for speculation, it points directly at a particular thing that you seek to achieve. To enable you create more specific goals you can put into consideration what you want to achieve, who is involve and where is this goal to be achieved?
Example: I want to go to school is a vague goal, a more specific goal would be I want to apply and get admission to study Law in Nasarawa State University.
A measurable goal is that which can be tracked and quantified, how do you know if you are achieving that specific goal or at least making progress? More than setting goals is setting trackable goals so you can know how far you have gone and what more need to be done.
Example: As a blogger if my goal for the year is write more articles on personal development on my blog, a measurable goal will be; I want to write a total of 12 articles on personal development every month, 3 article in a week, to push it further I might even say I want to publish on Mondays, Wednesday and Saturday every week; that way I have a very specific and measurable goal.
Another word for this would be attainable, you would have to put into consideration your capacity and whether you have what it takes to achieve this goal including the requisite resources; material and otherwise.
Example: building on writing Personal development articles, if am a student at Nasarawa State University, considering the nature of my course and how time consuming it will be, saying I want to write 56 personal development articles in a month and probably 14 articles and 2 per day would certainly not be achievable for me.