Deciding what you envision for your life will determine the goals you have for your life. Do you picture yourself walking across the graduation stage with honors cords? Do you envision yourself as the CEO of a company? Whatever you want in life is what drives the goals you have for yourself that will push you each day closer and closer to what you want in your future.
In order to have effective goals, there is criteria to follow. Goals should be SMART.
Smart goals stand for: Specific, Measurable, Active/attainable, Relevant and Time-Bound
- Wikipedia - What are Smart Goals?
Video from Oregon State University Academic Success Center: http://success.oregonstate.edu/learning-corner/time-management/goal-setting