A. I am an advocate of long term planning. It takes skills to set a good long term goal. But by adhering to the following SMART approach, you will have a SMART Goal!
Set goals as specific as possible and answer the following questions: what is the goal? How often or how much? Where will it take place?
How will you measure the goal? Measurement will give you specific feedback and hold you accountable.
Goals should push you, but it is important that they are achievable.
Is your goal and timeframe realistic for the goal you have established?
Do you have a timeframe listed in your goal? This helps you to be accountable and helps in motivation.