When setting goals, make them SMART:
A goal must be clear and well defined. Vague goals lack direction. Make it as easy as possible to get where you want to go by defining where you want to end up.
Include precise information such as dates, times, and quantities. Without a way to measure success, you miss out on the celebration that comes with knowing you have achieved something.
An action-oriented goal begins with a verb that directs what you will do. Use verbs that indicate doing something rather than wanting something.
If you set a goal that you have no hope of achieving, you wear away self-confidence. By setting realistic yet challenging goals, you create personal fulfillment.
Your goals must be time sensitive. When you work toward a deadline, your sense of urgency increases and achievement can come more quickly.