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Aim for hard, not impossible

Psychologist Edwin Locke's research on goal-setting shows three important findings:

  • Setting goals improves performance.
  • Hard goals improve performance better than easy ones.
  • Specific targets work better than "trying to do your best."

Other research shows that easy goals lead to poor efforts, and too hard goals also lead to poor efforts. That means that goals should be challenging but not overly difficult.

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