Goals have been described as dreams with a timeline. But they are more than that. There is an important element missing from that statement – control. You have to have control over the dream.
Winning the lottery is a dream. Winning the lottery this Friday is a dream with a timeline! But, you don’t have control over which of those numbers will be selected.
Goals must be attainable. A goal to be President of the United States is unattainable if you were born in a foreign country.
Goals must be specific and measurable. “I will be rich” is too vague for the brain to give any credence.
Goals must include both outcomes and processes; that is, what you want to be and what you have to do to get there.
And, goals must be written. So, take out your pencil and paper, and carve out fifteen minutes of time to get started. We have some tips to help you out.