Have S.M.A.R.T. objectives and goals
Success depends on having clearly defined goals that are measurable and bound by time.
S – Specific. What do you want to achieve?
M – Measurable. Defining the physical manifestations of your goal
A – Action-oriented. Are there steps you can take toward your goal?
R – Relevant. Why is achieving this goal important to you?
T – Time-bound. Assign deadlines to milestones