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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Goals or Objectives

The calendar I am using for my Original Filofax has a section for monthly goals. I did a little research and found this chart on line. I need to focus on objectives which I can measure...like lose 5 pounds or read a book a month...that I can do.

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Meaning The purpose toward which an endeavor is directed. Something that one's efforts or actions are intended to attain or accomplish; purpose; target.
Example I want to achieve success in the field of genetic research and do what no one has ever done. I want to complete this thesis on genetic research by the end of this month.
Action Generic action, or better still, an outcome towards which we strive. Specific action - the objective supports attainment of the associated goal.
Measure Goals may not be strictly measurable or tangible. Must be measurable and tangible.
Time frame Longer term Mid to short term


  1. I think of objectives more like "eat less than 2,000 calories a day" or "work out for 20 minutes five days a week." I think of goals as "lose 5 pounds." I guess I think that way because I can control how long I exercise, but there are other factors in weight loss.


    1. Thanks so much for your reply! I agree with you.