Having a purpose drives us to achieve something - but first we need to set out a plan to get there. Goal setting is the process through which we channel our motivation - in order to turn a vision into reality. When we set our goals, it is helpful to write these down and to be positive about the journey. Here is the mnemonic (a shorthand that helps us remember several important ideas) which helps us with the goal setting: it is called ‘SMART.’
S –Specific ...State your plan
M - Measurable ...How can you track the progress?
A - Achievable ...Is the goal reasonable and how?
R - Realistic ...Is the goal worthwhile?
T - Time ...When can it be done?