I am a very goal oriented person. I make daily goals, weekly goals and long term goals. Do I stress out if I don't achieve them? No. Webster defines a goal as the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end. If I make some progress then I have received a result. To help me stay on track I use the SMART guidelines Goals need to be:
S - Specific (or Significant).
M - Measurable (or Meaningful).
A - Attainable (or Action-Oriented).
R - Relevant (or Rewarding).
T - Time-bound (or Trackable)
- State each goal as a positive statement - Express your goals positively – "Execute this technique well" is a much better goal than "Don't make this stupid mistake."