Each goal you set should be S.M.A.R.T. — Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely.
- Specific: The more specific your goals are, the better chance you have of achieving them.
- Measurable: Can you identify milestones to hit along your way to success?
- Attainable: Are you willing and able to make the necessary sacrifices to achieve your goal?
- Relevant: A goal that you care about.
- Timely: Make sure every goal you set is time-bound.