Set a deadline for completing the goal (Time-Bound)
And finally, all the goals you set should have deadlines. When a goal has a deadline, you know how you should organize your work to be able to accomplish it, and you will also be pressed for time to achieve it. Goals with no deadline are “for tomorrow” goals, you will always beg and beg, over and over again until you get bored and the goal will never be fulfilled. If you set a goal of “Losing 10kg”, have met all 4 criteria above, but do not set a deadline, you will have the mentality of “finish your meal today, from tomorrow you will lose weight”. And that tomorrow will forever be just tomorrow, it will never come.
If you just set a goal of “10% increase in sales” without specifying which month, year or time period, you won’t know how long it will take to increase sales to 10%. And then every day you increase a little, a little but without pressure, the 10% will never be reached unless it is too easy or by luck. Time not only helps you define how long to perform, helps you plan, but it also puts pressure on you to try to accomplish that goal. If you set a goal of getting a 10, give it a timeline of “On Upcoming Test”. If your goal is to lose 2kg, aim to be within 1 week.
If your goal is to go on a trip to the Northwest, extend your time this year. Remember, time is the most important element of goal setting, time will determine success or failure in accomplishing your goals.
Goals should be measurable.
To be clear, specific, goals need to be measurable. Taking the example for the goal of “Achieving good students” above, it seems impossible to measure and quantify at first glance, but in fact yes, because in order to achieve good students, you must achieve a score in the process. determined, and the number itself is the unit of measure for the goal. If you are a marketer or saler, give a specific number for your sales. It can be a number like 100, 1.000, 1.000.000… or a percentage like 50%, 75%, 90%…
If your goal is to get up early, don’t simply say “I’ll get up early” but explicitly say “I’ll be up at 5” or “I’ll get up at 6”, depending on the concept of “early” ” your. Remember, quantification is very important when setting goals. Those numbers will give you a clear milestone so you know which milestone you should cross and what to do to get there.
Set clear, specific goals (Specific)
As you prepare to set a goal, remember that the goal must first be clear and specific. If the goal is only general, not clear, specific, you will lose direction to achieve that goal. For example, if you set a goal about studying and taking exams, if you set the goal as “Study well”, it’s too general. We can’t really know what “good” is. For some people, 7 points is good enough, but for some people, it must be 10.
Likewise, goals like “Sing well”, “Draw well”, “Get big sales”…are too general to accomplish. When a goal is more specific and clear, you will know where you need to go and what you need to do to get there. Instead of setting a goal of “Study well”, you just need to set a goal of “Achieve good students” and everything is much clearer.
Do not set unrealistic goals (Realistic)
Sometimes you set unrealistic goals, and this is very dangerous because if you set these goals, you will not be able to achieve it. Think of it like this, you set goals “I’m going to be superman, I’m going to fly in the sky”, which are unrealistic goals. Likewise, a goal like “Losing 10kg in 2 days” is completely unrealistic.
So how is an unrealistic goal different from an over-the-top goal? An overwhelming goal is a goal that your own strength cannot achieve but others can. Samsung can set a goal to surpass Apple and they will try to do it. The boy Nhat Minh in The Voice Kid can aim to become a music idol. And unrealistic goals are simply goals that no one can achieve. It can be goals like “Run at 50km/h”, Lift 600kg weights”, “Get to 3 meters tall”, “Sleep 2 hours a day”…
Set achievable goals
One important thing, is that you need to set goals that are within your means. If you set personal goals such as arranging time, studying, completing work, exercising, etc., then it must be based on your own ability, but if you set goals for business, it is necessary to set goals for your business. understand the financial and human resources of your business, thereby setting appropriate goals. For example, if you work for Oppo or HTC, don’t set a goal of “Win 95% market share in smart phones in Vietnam” or “Beat Apple, Samsung”…
If you don’t have a natural voice, don’t set your sights on becoming a musical idol. Remember, it’s fine to set a goal to push yourself beyond your limits, but it’s still a moderate, achievable goal. Your high jump record is 1 meter seven, you can set a goal of 2 meters, it’s still within your ability, only you can’t achieve it. And the target of 3 meters is probably too far away.