The setting of realistic and achievable goals/aims by a participant is essential in allowing them to undertake a purposeful and challenging activity.
A weak goal may simply describe an activity without adding sufficient detail either to measure success or set a target. For example, 'playing the piano' is a goal that just explains the activity; a smarter goal would be 'playing the piano to a certain standard and performing at the school's musical concert'.
Are your targets S.M.A.R.T.?
Are your logs personal and do they show progress towards your target?
What did you plan to do?
What did you actually do?
What went well? How can you improve next week?
Goals should be periodically reviewed in discussion between the participant, Award Leader and Assessor. It is important that a realistic goal is established and remains so. The goal should also motivate a participant to finish their activity rather than cause them to give up because the task is too difficult.