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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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"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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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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Positive effect of goal-setting on mental health

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Meaning in Life

Meaning in Life

  • Many of us struggle with finding meaning, as we are busy with our daily work and distractions.
  • Meaning in life provides us with the purpose of getting up daily, energized and pepped up about the day, being productive in whatever we do.
  • Meaningful lives lead to happiness.
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