On this note, its good to touch on a little of this much abused set-realistic-goals mantra. If you would concentrate on this, you would soon realize that your goal is undoable because you're bound to come across with a person with goals that contradicts your goal. When this happens, you only need to go back to your master list, what was the final goal? Some useful tips to set goals and manage time: Here are several simple, logical and practical tips and guidelines to help you set goals and eventually manage your time better. Set specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely goals. Remember the acronym SMART to simplify and unify all these. What you will need is a procedure in which you can monitor each step of the goal so as to make the necessary revisions. And since goal setting is never done to isolate yourself from the rest, make it a habit to surround yourself with people that share your vision. This will help you in motivating more of yourself into achieving what you have decreed for your self earlier. From the above, it is now very obvious that goal setting is a very important process you need to consider before embarking in whatever endeavor. According to a study conducted in the 1970s, conscious goal setting or planning affects action. From this; a goal is defined as an object of an action. For instance, you have to attain a specific standard of expertise with your chosen field of profession, then you'll need to undergo extensive training to develop the part of your academic field that is wanting. Orient the teen on how to overcome obstacles and effectively deal with several temporary defeats that are way inevitable and are on their way. Teach the teen the value of reverting back and determination in the backdrop of little failures and missed goals. Some wise words and advice would convey the idea. The coach or team leader is tasked with the most ardent role of providing motivation and mental and physical conditioning to the members of the team. Be it a basketball, hockey, baseball or whatever type of sports it may be, the team members should be really given the proper and appropriate mental, emotional and physical conditioning and support they so dearly need.