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"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps".

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Positive effect of goal-setting on mental health

Positive effect of goal-setting on mental health

  • Lack of goals leads to indecision, lack of focus, feelings of leading a dull existence, and symptoms of depressions among other mental health struggles.
  • Specific-written goals offer a sense of purpose, meaning, existential structure, and a clear direction to strive for a specific vis...

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What 90 years of goal-setting studies reveal

What 90 years of goal-setting studies reveal

  • People are 50% more likely to achieve their goals if they write it down.
  • SMART goals are more effective.
  • Making your commitment public or telling it to someone close, increases its chances of succeeding.
  • Goals kept to yourself get muddled up with the other 1500 though...

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A goal-setting framework that works

A goal-setting framework that works

  • To maximize the effectiveness of a goal, structure it with a positive approach. Because a negative approach like "stop me from gaining any more weight" adds anxiety and lowers persistence.
  • Discouraging fear-based environments encourage people to try again. Reframe errors as opportuni...

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Why having life goals is important

Why having life goals is important

  • Setting meaningful goals and working towards them adds a sense of direction, purpose, and meaning to our life.
  • The goals we set keeping healthy boundaries in mind build self-confidence, autonomy, and happiness.

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What makes goals achievable

What makes goals achievable

Goals need to be specific, challenging yet attainable, have deadlines, and have a more learning orientation than being performance-oriented.

When goals are used to evaluate performance with regular feedback on the progress, they have a bigger chance of reaching desired results.

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9. Taking action

9. Taking action

Ultimately, the biggest sign of changing your life for the better is taking action. It’s one thing to dream about a better life, to set goals, and to plan for the future. But none of that matters if you don’t take the necessary steps to turn those dreams into reality.

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The Do Something principle

The Do Something principle

The principle states that the best way to overcome procrastination and make progress towards your goals is to simply take action, no matter how small.

We often get stuck in a cycle of inaction because we're waiting for the perfect moment or the right amount of motivation to...

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