Goals should be framed with specifics that can be measured. They should be achievable and relevant. We also need to set a time for achieving them.
For example: “Over the next 6 months I will read the Old Testament,” or “In the next 12 months I want to share the gospel with 24 new people.” These goals meet all the requirements.
Short and long-term goals are key components to developing plans for moving forward.
Leaders need long-term vision, but remember that short-term goals keep people motivated. Celebrating these short-term achievements helps keep everyone focused on the long-term vision.