Most of us know of SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely). Here is another angle -INSPIRED Goals:
1. Internalized-Set by and meaningful to you.
2. Nurturing- Learning and further development.
3. Specific- Clear and obvious.
4. Planned- Time frame (short and long term).
5. In your control- Attainable thru own efforts (i.e. you can't control weather).
6. Reviewed regularly- Checking progress (esp for long term goals).
7. Energizing- Should be challenging and excite you.
8. Documented- Make visible to remind you and record progress.