Your goals should be:
Your financial and personal goals need to be as specific as possible, because otherwise they won’t give you enough direction to follow through. Look at your goals like a lamp lighting the way – the brighter the light, the clearer the road ahead. If you don’t have clearly defined goals, you procrastinate. Think about your life and what you want to achieve, and what action you need to take to achieve the outcomes you want.
Give yourself realistic deadlines. Adding specific dates, amounts, etc. makes your progress quantifiable to complete your goal and visualise a finish line.
Be honest with yourself and set realistic goals. Decide what you want to accomplish. So, start with the goals that are highest on your priority list. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done, so start simple.
Align your goals with the direction you want your life to take. Balancing the alignment between long term and short term will give you the focus you’ll need.
Having a finish line will mean you’ll get to celebrate when you accomplish your goal. Having set deadlines gives you a sense of urgency that is lacking when goals are open-ended.