Much advice on goal setting emphasises that they should be SMART.
S = specific, M = measurable, A is normally taken to mean achievable, R = relevant and T = time specific.
The problem here is the word achievable which can encourage you to set too low a target.
Also some people take the R to mean realistic which also encourages you to aim too low.
I recently saw a post by Simone Sumers in which she recommends SMARTER goals and I think this makes much more sense.
S = specific
M = measurable
A= actionable which is much better because it means that you can make a start even if you don’t yet know how to finish.
R = risky which I like because it encourages ambition.
T = time based
E = exciting which encourages you to aim high and is very motivational
R = relevant
I think this formula is much better. What do you think?