Goal Setting: A Scientific Guide to Setting and Achieving Goals
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Is the act of selecting a target or objective you wish to achieve.
Goal setting is not only about choosing the rewards you want to enjoy, but also the costs you are willing to pay to achieve your goals.
Example: If you’re a writer, your goal is to write a book. Your system is the writing schedule that you follow each week.
Evidence of your progress towards a goal is one of the most motivating things you can experience.
The trick is to realize that counting, measuring, and tracking is not about the result. Measure to discover, to find out, to understand.
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Life is designed in such a way that we look long-term and live short-term. We dream for the future and live in the present.
Setting goals provides long-term vision in our lives.
The secret to effectively setting and achieving your goals is to have a large vision and an achievable plan.
The pursuit matters just as much as the goal.
Consider why you're pursuing your goal and how the journey to achieve it will help you grow as a person.
People often give up on their resolutions because they set unattainable goals.
Try to set a goal that you can reasonably achieve within one year. If it is challenging to complete it in your set timeframe, you might become overwhelmed and give up. If the goal will take more than one year, try and set a benchmark for what you'd like to accomplish in a year.
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Any goal or project will usually have these basic qualities:
When a goal has high uncertainty as to what level is achievable to reach within a particular time-frame, it is better to set specific targets in the middle of the process.
Plan your goals with the variables you do have: overall direction, time-frame, level of effort and strategies.
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Set goals that are:
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We concentrate on the people who end up winning 🥇 —the survivors—and mistakenly assume that ambitious goals led to their success while overlooking all of the people who had the same objective but didn’t succeed.
The implicit assumption behind any goal is this: “Once I reach my goal, then I’ll be happy.” The problem with a goals-first mentality is that you’re continually putting happiness off until the next milestone.
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If you fail to meet them, you probably set difficult ones for yourself.
Goals should inspire you to stretch yourself. If you hit all of your goals every time, they might not be ambitious enough.
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Interests: Making decisions by themselves, not listening to others, trusting gut feeling. Very little flexibility.
Style: Setting goals they feel are right. Demanding people to meet them.
Example: Donald J Trump.
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Style: Setting amibitious long term goals in collaboration with others. Goals are often not met.
Example: Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX.
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Hold the idea of wealth and success in your mind long enough and hard enough, until you draw into your life the resources you need to accomplish it.
Your main focus is to keep your mind fixed on improving your personal finances and achieving financial independence.
Keep your vision in mind, but start wherever you are.
Work back from the future to the present. Make a list of the logical steps, in order, that you need to take to get from where you are to where you want to be. Then figure out what big or small action you can take today.
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It is better to focus on the process rather than the outcome. When you focus on the outcome, you slow your growth.
Commit to consistent practice. Focus on the process of getting better every single day.
Most people lack success because they cannot follow a routine to achieve an important goal.
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