“Setting goals for your game is an art. The trick is in setting them at the right level neither too low nor too high.”
As the New Year approaches, you will probably spend some of your time making a resolution for 2011. It is natural to use the beginning of the year to get clear with your goals.
The following principle will help you to set the right (and smart) goals:
S ? Simple
M ? Measurable
A ? Achievable
R ? Realistic
T ? Timely
For each goal, ask yourself if it is:
Specific ? How specific is your goal? For example, a general goal might be: exercise. A specific goal should be to join a gym.
Measurable– How will you know if you have achieved your goal? For example: By the 1st of next month I will join a gym and will exercise at least 4 times.
Achievable– How achievable is your goal? For example: Will your schedule permit you to sign up for the gym and exercise 4 times by the 1st of next month or do you need to change your schedule and clear some time?
Realistic– How realistic is it to expect yourself to achieve this goal? How much energy and time are you willing to put into this goal and how much do you believe in achieving it?
Timely– What’s your dead line?