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The previous statements are all worthy - but they’re not goals you can ACTUALLY reach. Good goals should have the following characteristics:
Let’s take an example - let’s say you want to improve your finances. Let’s go through the steps:
What about your finances do you want to improve? Maybe you want to start saving more.
You’ve identified that you want to save, but how much?
Find a number that seems achievable to you - perhaps it’s $300 a month. Figure out what feels comfortable for you.
Take a look at your budget and see what needs to give in order for that number to be actually relevant. Perhaps you will reduce your shopping budget in order to save that amount of money
You’ve identified that you can save $300 a month for the next year.
Let’s state our New Year’s Resolution:
I will save $300 a month for the next year by reducing my shopping budget. See? We just went from “improving my finances” to that - it feels more realistic already.
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