Why should goals be measurable?

How to Measure Goals? (Examples of Measurable Goals) | Why should goals be measurable?


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  1. 1 To track your progress

    When a goal is vague or unclear you might have a problem finding out whether you are making progress or not. When a goal is measurable you can easily track your progress.

  2. 2 Not to get lost

    When a goal isn't clear, for example, 'I want to be good at basketball', you might feel lost and fail to find a starting point. A measurable goal such as 'I need to practice 200 hours of basketball' is more likely to get you moving.

  3. 3 To divide it into sub goals

    When a goal is measurable you can easily divide it into sub goals and so create milestones that can help you keep your motivation.

  4. 4 To create a sense of achievement

    When a goal is measurable you will easily be able to tell how much you achieved by comparing the numbers. When achieving a significant percentage of the goal, let's say 50%, you will experience a strong sense of achievement.

  5. 5 To stay motivated

    You can hardly stay motivated if you aren't able to track your progress or compare it against a measurable number. A measurable goal is more likely to keep you motivated.

  6. 6 To help you create a deadline

    If the goal is measurable it becomes easier to set a realistic deadline. If the goal can't be measured then this might open the door for procrastination.

  7. 7 To test your strategy

    When a goal is measurable it becomes easy to evaluate your strategy and find out whether you are making progress or not.


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