The personal objective journey starts with setting goals, obviously. These goals have to be set effectively, otherwise all your efforts might well be lost. In order to be effective and actionable, personal goals need to be S.M.A.R.T., an acronym which stands for:
Specific: Your goals should be detailed and concrete. Don't say “I want to lose weight” but rather “I want to lose 4 kilos by year-end” (target quantity and date are important).
Measurable: Your goal should be quantified so that you know at any point in time whether you are on track or not: 8 hours of sleep, 1 session of yoga, saving 500 dollars, etc. This will enable you to track your progress on a regular basis.
Attainable: Don't over-plan, your objective must be within reasonable reach. If it's too big, then go progressively or break it into smaller manageable goals.
Realistic: Your goals need to take into account your resources (time, energy, money) and your context (social, professional, economic, etc.). If you expect the birth of triplets next month, think twice before you set a goal to visit 10 new countries by year-end !
Time-bound: that's really important, your goal should have a deadline, let's not beat around the bush.
Goals on goalmap are S.M.A.R.T. of course!