Today, as I was completing some course work for a certification I am trying to obtain, I came across a section labeled S.M.A.R.T goals. The section stated that S.M.A.R.T goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely. I read the section a few more times and asked myself if I was creating goals with these parameters in mind. The truth is that I wasn't, and I hadn't been. Some of the goals that I had been trying to "achieve" were too open-ended and not specific enough. By not making these goals more specific, I was constantly overwhelming myself. I didn't know where to start, because I didn't know where it was that I wanted to go and what (specifically) I was trying to achieve! Therefore, I accomplished nothing.
Are the goals that you have for yourself specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely?