To be truly successful, you need to set and pursue SMART goals. Write them down, and then check them to make sure they are:
• Specific: A specific goal is much more likely to be accomplished than a general goal. Make the goal detailed and well defined.
•Measurable: Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the goal. Set criteria that can be tracked and inspected.
•Achievable: Make your goal attainable, but challenging enough that you must grow and expand to reach it.
• Realistic: A realistic goal must represent an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work, and that leads to important, suitable results.
• Time-Sensitive: Make your goal deadline driven. A goal with no time frame tied to it has no sense of urgency.