Goals have to have a definite starting point and ending point. I work really well with a deadline. I want to know when something needs to be completed. Time matters when it comes to writing goals. Most of the goals I’ve talked about are annual. They could all have an end date of 12/31 or if you are following the way I do my goals then 1/31. Time bound is essential for working through the progressive necessity of goals. You may want to lose 30 pounds by the end of the year, but you aren’t going to come to December 30th and see how you’re doing on your weight loss goal. Set monthly and weekly time bound sub goals that help you attain your goal progressively.