- A goal should be attainable. A goal that is possible to achieve is an attainable goal. It is important that your goal is challenging, but it needs to be something you can realistically accomplish with hard work.
Example: Setting a goal to run a mile in less than ten minutes is only attainable if you can run a mile without stopping.
- A goal is relevant if it is meaningful, important, and worthwhile. Relevant goals are more likely to be achieved because they are aligned with your values and future plans.
Example: An athlete may want to run a ten-minute mile to make the track team or get a better grade in gym class. Either way, the goal has a deeper meaning.
- Establishing a deadline is a critical step in the goal-setting process. It is critical that the goal have time constraints. There is no urgency created by an open-ended goal.
Example: Setting a six-month deadline to run a mile in less than ten minutes creates urgency, making the goal more likely to achieve.
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