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How to Set Smart Goals

Be clear with your goals. The more you know about the things you want, the easier it will be to get motivated to achieve them. The incentives live inside the details. So it should be obvious that a vague idea is a failure from the start. Be clear. Be specific.

Below are two reasons why others have trouble accomplishing their goals. Knowing the do not's will help you to realize the do's of goal setting.

1. Setting Unattainable Goals
One of the most frequent reasons why others find so much frustration with their goals is because they set them too high. Creating goals that are unattainable not only makes it impossible to succeed, but it also creates a negative attitude towards the use of goals. When you set goals too high and constantly fall short, you may not want to use them in the future.

2. Setting Unchallenging Goals
The reverse of setting unattainable goals is also a hindrance to success. When goals are set too low, there is no motivation to work hard. When you feel like you don't have to work that hard to reach your goals, you don't think about them nor do you really care if you reach it.

In order for people to feel compelled to work hard towards something, they must feel challenged. Setting goals too low decreases motivation and energy.

Now that you know the problems associated with goal setting, be sure to avoid them at all costs. When you set your goals, or help others to do the same, make sure they are both challenging and attainable. This way you will be motivated to work hard and feel the rush of success when you accomplish your goals!

by Jason Gracia

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