Here are some things to think about when making — and achieving — one goal at a time (from Harvard Business Review):
This list is good for reading practice and will help you try to change your vague, “wouldn’t it be nice if” goals into something realistic, detailed, and achievable.
For instance, instead of a language learning goal like this:
“I want to become fluent in English”
“I want to try hard to speak English better” / “I will study harder.”
“I will write one blog post a day / a week about a topic I’m interested in.” And “I will do Noticing for one new word/phrase every week.”
And re-watch the Matt Cutts TED Talk. It will help you think about what’s important in creating realistic, achievable goals.