The difference between a wish and a goal is that goals have some measure of achievement attached to them. Think about something you would like to achieve and ask yourself how you will know you have achieved your goal. If you can answer the question definitively, you have a goal. Example: I want to lose weight. Can I measure this? Kind of. Now try it this way. I want to lose 10 pounds in 90 days. Is this measurable? You bet.
Once the goal is defined break it into smaller milestones. This will help you check progress along the way.
Some people find that telling others about their commitment helps them stay on the path. If you’re brave enough, share a goal with us by leaving a comment.