So I have wandered through ideas about goals and goal setting over the years. Some is here. I haven't found recommendations on clear cut best practice - seems more like a swirling soup of different people's opinions.
But making goals measurable is a recurring point.
Part of that is making them easily recordable and accessible. If you have to log onto your computer, open a spreadsheet, and tab over to a certain column, it is easy to lose the habit of recording your progress. Likewise if you record your progress on page 23 of a folder that disappears under bills, postcards and newspapers - the habit is hard to hold.
You want the goals and your progress to be staring you in your face.
So if online seems accessible, this could be useful: Joe's goals. A website with nothing to learn - just dive in and log your goals.
And for those not regularly online, the paper equivalent is to blu-tac a large paper chart on the wall next to your bed.
I will continue my quest for accessible, practical, easy methods for goal setting and measuring...