Do you have a goal, something you really want to have – do, but find that you cannot motivate yourself? It's too much work and you feel lost at the daunting idea of planning your steps? Just saying I have a dream, or I would like to have this will not be of service for you to succeed. To achieve goals you need to know what you want and what you need to do to reach your goals.
If you want things to happen, you need to set goals. To accomplish your goals, however, you need to know how to set them. You can't simply say, "I want" and expect it to happen. Goal setting is a process that starts with careful consideration of what you want to achieve, and ends with a lot of hard work to actually do it. In between there are some very well defined steps that transcend the specifics of each goal. Knowing these steps will allow you to formulate goals that you can accomplish.
The literature shows many ways to set goals – one thing is that they have to be SMART: