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Delivering Time Management for IT Professionals: A Trainer's Manual by Dr. Jan Yager

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Setting a measurable goal

As noted above, the research shows that setting a goal that is difficult, specific, and measureable will help your performance.

What does "specific" mean? It means something that is clear and that can be measured. That means that instead of "I will get this website done quickly," you create a goal that is challenging, specific, and measureable that is more like "I will get this website that will increase the customer's sales by 25% within 1 month of its launch ready on or before December 11" or "I will create 50 to 100 word scripts in answer to the top three questions that I am asked by customers by e-mail or who call into the help desk and have the scripts completed within 4 business days."

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