When setting a goal, one of the four guidelines is that it must be Specific. When goals are vague, it's hard to know if you have met them, or if it is even possible to meet them. Here are some examples of non-specific goals:
- I want to hit the ball farther
- I want to have more fun when I play
- I want to drink more water
The immediate response for each question becomes:
- "How much farther?"
- "How do you measure fun?"
- "How much more water?"
Instead, rephrase your goals in a way that you can measure and track. Here are some examples of specific goals:
- I want to hit the ball 20 yards farther with my driver by July 20th.
- I want to pay myself one complement per hole in each round.
- I want to drink 24 ounces of water during my 18-hole round.
We should create specific goals for several different areas of life, be it on the course, in school, or at work.