be SMART about the goals you set for yourself -
S - Specific
M - Measurable
A - Attainable
R - Realistic/Relevant
T - Time-bound
Most of us are way too vague about our goals. Lose weight is a common New Year's resolution, but that's really broad. Lose 5 lbs in 2 months is better. Get out of debt = not specific enough. Pay off XYZ credit card by the end of the year by paying $25 extra each month = specific.
Is there a way to measure your progress?
Is this something that you really can achieve, or do you need to break the goal down into smaller steps?
Is this goal something you really need to do right now? If you have other, more important needs to take care of, it's going to be a lot easier to ignore another goal that doesn't have the same sense of urgency.
Have you set a deadline for completing the goal?
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