Setting goals for yourself is very important. Especially if they're SMART.
Setting goals for yourself can keep you focused on your tasks at hand. It helps you to remember the things that need to get done.
Goals can motivate people to accomplish whatever it is they set for themselves. Goals give you a reason to get work done.
The word SMART is an acronym. The S stands for specific. Your goal should be clear and specific, otherwise you won't be able to focus your efforts or feel truly motivated to achieve it. The M stands fr measurable. Assessing progress helps you to stay focused, meet your deadlines, and feel the excitement of getting closer to achieving your goal. The A stands for achievable. Your goal also needs to be realistic and possible to be successful. The R stands for relevant. Does my goal help anyone? The T stands for time-bound. Set marks and deadlines to help you get to each one.
"Set your goals high, don't stop 'til you get there." -Bo Jackon "Discipline is the bridge between goals and discipline." -Jim Rohn