Goals must be in writing in the form of positive, present tense, personal affirmations. A goal that is not committed to writing is just a fantasy. Set goals for what you want in a positive, present tense. Instead of writing I will make $60,000 a year change that to I am making $60,000 a year. I fuel myself each morning by writing my goals in the present tense; this keeps me inspired and energized to stay focused on my destination.