Everyone has their own goals, whether it is consciously or unconsciously internalized by the individual. Each goal has its own set of aligned objectives that could span months or years.
An objective is a measurable short-term outcome a person wants to achieve. We often incorporate three elements when creating an objective, these are the behavior or outcome, the condition, and the criteria of the objective.
A well-made objective can motivate a person and can help ensure the person can achieve the objective they have set for themselves. An example of a well-paced and good objective is the utilization of SMART objectives, if you are still looking for reliable references you may use any of the objective templates, samples, examples, and PDFs provided in the list above.
Begin by setting a behavior or outcome you want to achieve, as this will set the whole purpose of the objective. The behavior or outcome will be the action or the state you want to take or achieve. You must write down your objective on a physical sheet of paper, or digital note-taking software.
After you have written down the behavior or outcome you have set for your objective. You must list out the conditions of the objective. The condition is the current state or situation the individual finds themselves in.
When you have finished listing out the conditions of the objective, you must write down the criteria of the objective. The criteria will set the standards and determine whether the individual has achieved their objective. This will also determine the quality of the achievement, as the criteria will set the ideal standard of the outcome.
You have to recheck if all the elements of your objective are measurable, and achievable after a specific timespan. If any of the elements are not measurable, then revisit and revise them until they are measurable.
A goal is a long-term outcome you are trying to achieve, this is often grounded and realistic. A goal will often span months or years before you have fully achieved it. An objective on the other hand is a short-term outcome that is defined as measurable actions. Goals are usually made of objectives that align with the overall outcome you want to achieve soon. Often both of these terms are confused due to their similar definitions, just note the differences in their timespan.
A purpose is defined as the underlying internal reason of individuals and will serve as the reason as to why people progress throughout life and do specific actions. Each purpose is unique to the individual and is subjective, which is caused by the experiences the individual encounters throughout their life. An objective is a measurable outcome a person wants to achieve, which is dictated by the goals the individual has set in their life. A person’s purpose will change over time, thus affecting said person’s goals and objectives.
Subjective is a qualifier used to denote information that is unique to the person, which is influenced and affected by said person’s beliefs, purpose, and perspective. The objective is defined as a qualifier used to denote factually correct information, this information is not affected by personal beliefs, purpose, and the person’s perspective. Facts, information, and phenomena that have underlying scientific proof and evidence are factually objective. While feelings, phenomena, and interpretations are unique to the person thus these are subjectively true. Most quantitative studies have objectivity in mind, while qualitative studies use subjective information.
An objective is defined as an outcome that is both short-term and measurable. These objectives can be used to improve one’s livelihood and state of living. By setting a goal and an objective, a person will have something to achieve and work towards. In conclusion, objectives are a powerful tool to use in our everyday lives as they can bring change in our lives.