- Effective goals are internalised. It does not matter who has set your goals, you have to own and commit to them.
- Effective goals are nurturing. They should include a developmental element so that significant learning occurs in addition to the targets being achieved.
- Effective goals are specific. They are clear and unambiguous so that it is obvious when they have been achieved.
- Effective goals are planned. You should break them down into aligned shorter-term goals, or sub goals, and form a plan for achieving them.
- Effective goals are in your control. Their achievement should be attainable through your own efforts.
- Effective goals are reviewed regularly. Regular reviews of progress toward them should be included in the planning process.
- Effective goals are energising. They should excite and energise you by being challenging in that they are just about achievable, but should also create a level of uncertainty that sustains your motivation, focus and effort.
- Effective goals are documents. Documenting them in some form and recording progress toward them provides a continual reminder of commitments that can be important when things are tough .
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