Setting goals is important, it gives us direction and something to work towards.
Goals can be small like “I want to get my maths homework done” or can be big like “I want to go to University” or “I want to be a doctor”.
Goals can be professional like “I want to get a part-time job” or personal like “I want to start working out”.
However, there are some framework to help you set goals effectively.
The SMARTER Goal Setting Framework
Your goal should be meaningful, detailed and direct.
You need to to by tracked (e.g. by X date, by tomorrow, by next year).
Set goals that you will be able to do given the tools, time and support you have. It’s good for goals to be stretching but not too hard that you will get dissuaded.
Your little goals should align with your big overarching goal.
Your goal should have deadline.
Decide when you will check in on your progress.
Change the goals if needed.