Pursuing specific goals is the key to reaching success. Setting good goals requires some planning and concentrated effort. Far too many individuals have good intentions for their home based business, but lack goals that are specific enought to help them achieve success in their home based business. Most individuals who fail to reach their professional goals do so because they fail to make specific, or S.M.A.R.T. goals.
S.M.A.R.T. goals are:
Specific. Your goal should be as detailed as possible.
Measurable. Good goals allow you to quantify your efforts.
Achievable. It is good to set your goals high, but not impossibly high.
Result-oriented. In order for your goals to be SMART, they must focus on what you DO want, not what you do NOT want.
Time-limited. Put a specific time limit on your goals and have someone hold you accountable for reaching that goal.