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6 Steps to Exceeding Performance Expectations

3. Goals must be relevant with reasonable "stretch"

When establishing goals, ask yourself if the goal is meaningful – is there value in doing that particular activity? Each goal must be relevant to the work you do each day. And don’t set too many goals – this is an issue of quality, not quantity.

Goals should have some “stretch” to them and perhaps require you to learn and /or do something new, but they shouldn’t be excessive or unreasonable. Efficiency is a good area to focus on when establishing goals. Improving the way something is done or how quickly it is done are important goals that offer tangible, measureable results.