The method of setting goals called SMART helps make your goals more clear, helps you find the right words for them, and helps you make them specific, understandable, and achievable.
The SMART Goal technique has 5 criteria:
Your goal should be specific, otherwise, how do you understand which actions you should take to reach it? Instead of 'start doing sports' specify it by saying ' start jogging in the mornings' or 'join a gym.'
To be able to measure your success, quantify your goal as 'lose 5 lbs' instead of simply 'lose weigh'.
There is nothing wrong with dreaming big, but we set goals to achieve them, don't we? That's why instead of 'earn 5 times more' change your goal to something more realistic like 'get a promotion at work and double my income'.
Your goal should match your plans and expectations. Let's say that you want to meet a woman or a man who has the same interests as you do. How can you achieve this? There are actually many options. You can start by taking culinary courses, attending dance classes or going to the gym. If you set your priorities incorrectly, there is a high chance that you won't reach your goal.
Your goals should have clear time limits. If you don't set the goal to learn English through the B1 level, there is a high chance you'll end up learning it randomly without reaching the desired result.