Well-designed goals cover all bases of the behavior model.

The Fogg behavior model 0K3 specifies that behavior is the result of adequate levels of motivation, ability, and triggers. As good goals are intended to produce behavior, they need to stimulate/abid by these same factors. The “exciting” quality 6E1B1A3 targets motivation. Ability is supported by specific 6E1B1B1, achievable 6E1B1B3, and time-bound 6E1B1B5, as well as actionable 6E1B1A1. Triggers may exist in time-bound or exciting, but an external system like Getting Things Done 0G0 may need to come into play.