Are you someone who sets goals? Written goals? According to this Forbes article, those with written goals are more likely to accomplish them. Yet many of us don’t have goals at all. How do you start? Most of us have heard of SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-measurable) as the recommended way to construct goals. I suggest it goes a little deeper than that. Separate your goals into learning and performance. What do you want to learn in the next year? What performance do you want to improve in the next year? Consider having both kinds of goals, and factor in someone to provide you feedback along the way. This is building accountability into your goal setting, and provides you an outsider view on the level of clarity and challenge you have built into your goals. We have 10 weeks left in the year, plenty of time to start contemplating what you want for yourself in the new year.