How to Set Goals

1) Describe the objective or task.

2) Specify the measurements to be used.

3) Set the target.

4) Create a deadline or performance period.

5) Priority rank multiple goals.

6) Rate difficulty and importance of goals. (optional)

7) Determine who else needs to be involved.

Strongly suggested: Get someone else to monitor your performance.


Goal Setting: A Motivational Technique That Works!

Edwin A. Locke and Gary P. Latham




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