Going for Goal
Goals are a way for us to take small steps towards our dreams. Edgar Tham, who co-wrote the book, Mental Toughness Strategies of the World’s Greatest Athletes ($30, from Books Kinokuniya), shares the S.M.A.R.T way of goal-setting.
Your goals should be specific, not general. Saying “I will do my best” is encouraging, but ineffective as a goal
– it’s vague and impossible
When your goals are measurable, they help you stay on track and see how much further you need to push on to meet
The goals should be possible to attain within a certain period of time – they should not be just a pipe dream.
Know your capabilities and be realistic about
them. If your
goal seems too challenging, break it down into minigoals to make the impossible
Set a date to attain your goals and conscientiously work towards it – identify how much time you need to reach them and map out a strategy to