Six Qualities Every Goal Must Have
Each business or personal goal you set should have specific qualities that offer you the best chance to accomplish them, according to Herbert Harris, author of “The Twelve Universal Laws of Success,” (LifeSkill Institute, Wilmington, N.C.).
1. The goal should be written down, committed to and even shared with others who will support and believe in your efforts, Harris writes.
2. Make sure the goal is realistic and attainable.”One of the easiest ways to set yourself up for failure is to select improper goals,” he continues.
3. The goal should be flexible and reflect change.
4. Make it concrete and measurable. “When the desired outcome is unclear, the energy and activities necessary to produce that outcome cannot be focused or directed effectively,” Harris writes.
5. Extend the goal to cover a definite time period. Adding a time component, Harris notes, offers a means by which to examine your performance and project your completion.
6. The goal should be set in advance. This helps you focus your energy and thoughts.