Lets refresh ourselves and take a look at the Time Management Matrix.
As you can see, all activities in our day and life can fit into these 4 quadrants. All our time is spent in one of the four ways.
Imagine yourself to be a customer of a bank that has agreed to credit your account each morning with Rs 86,400/- on the condition that the entire amount must be spent by the end of the day. Better still, if you fulfill this condition not only will the bank not demand back its money, it shall credit Rs 86400/-
Set a time frame for the goal: for next week, in three months, by fifth grade. Putting an end point on your goal gives you a clear target to work towards. If you don't set a time, the commitment is too vague. It tends not to happen because you feel you can start at any time. Without a time limit, there's no urgency to start taking action now.
This is not a synonym for "easy." Realistic, in this case, means "do-able." It means that the learning curve is not a vertical slope; that the skills needed to do the work are available; that the project fits with the overall strategy and goals of the organization.
Having high goals that stretch you is important, but you need to also need to create goals that are realistic for your situation and skill level. Many people unfortunately set their goals and dreams so high that they are just not very realistic and, as a result,
Plways set goals that are measurable in some way. You need to establish a measuring stick for assessing the progress towards your goals because if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.
Jack Canfield in his book, The Success Principles, states that “Vague goals produce vague results.” There is no place in your life for vague goals. Your subconscious mind will fulfill whatever it focuses on and if your goals are ambiguous or incomplete,