In a world obsessed with objectives and obstacles, setting goals for oneself is a common occurrence. However, if you find that you aren’t achieving targets that you’ve set there might be a problem. The goals that you’ve set for yourself may be unattainable for you now because mostly we learn that we should set certain targets but it’s never mentioned how one should do so exactly.
Evaluating your situation might make you see what you what at the end of the road: a dream house, a degree, a great job, finishing a marathon. However, to achieve the end target you need to jump over certain hurdles which can be done if you make SMART goals.
Having ambiguous goals can slow down your progress more than you think. Hence being specific really matters. Firstly, you need to divide your goals into long term and short term. Your long term goal may just be ‘finish writing a novel in a year’ but the more specific you are about your short term goals, the easier you’ll find achieving long-term targets.