Many people would like to improve at a task or work towards a clearly defined goal. In business, many people focus too much on the goal and not a preconceived system to help achieve the goal. For example, many people decide that they would like to lose weight after the holiday season. To successfully achieve a target weight on a diet, you need to determine a daily calorie intake, an exercise strategy, and schedule. Focusing on the small specifics for any plan will help a person reach their end goal with success.
When setting goals, it is best to incorporate the SMART model. Make sure that your goals are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. When using this model, you will find that you already have the basic framework of a system to help you achieve your goals.