Goal Setting: 5 Science Backed Steps to Setting and Achieving Your Goals
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Rate these areas of your life on a scale from 1 to 5 and plot it on your Goal Wheel. (1 being extremely dissatisfied, 5 being extremely satisfied)
When we take ownership of something, we work to keep it.
This step is about owning your intention. Look at your Goal Wheel and set an intention for that area.
It happens when we take ownership of something and it becomes “ours,” thereby integrating it into our sense of identity.
When we take ownership of something–an item, an idea or a goal–we are more committed to it
Write down the skills, process or methods you need to achieve the outcomes in Step #2
Answer these questions truthfully in your Goal Worksheet:
When you know what our blockers are, you can work to plan around them.
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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 t...
Example: If you’re a writer, your goal is to write a book. Your system is the writing schedule that you follow each week.
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During the first week of the new year, there is a rush of motivated people who want to achieve their respective self-improvement goals. But then all this rush always tapers off, with only about 8 %...
Procrastination, or the way we let pending tasks linger on, just avoiding them, is one of the main reasons our goals don't materialize.
The longer any work is avoided the harder it becomes to eventually do it.
Like dishes piling up in the kitchen sink, they get harder and harder to do as the load increases.
Fear causes us to procrastinate. It can be:
We justify these fears by imaginary different reasons, but the root cause is not related to our invented reasons, it is our inherent fear.
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... for choosing personal goals. Ask yourself these questions:
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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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Whether it is a resolution to lose weight, to do more exercise, or to consume less sugar, we all have encountered hardships trying to stick with them.
Health-related New Year Resolutions are ...
Making resolutions requires no effort, but if we decide to suddenly shift towards improving too many of our behaviors at once, it can backfire.
Focus on one thing that you want to change, at a time, and commit to it.
You may not be able to change the external circumstances, stressful situations, or work environment. What you can do is control how you react to negative forces and stressful situations.
For example: If you get unhealthy food at your home, you can control how or when you eat it.
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Writing down your goals will force you to clarify what you want. It will drive you to pick your destination.
Imagine setting out on a trip with no particular destination in mind. Ho...
Writing down your goals will motivate you to take action.
Because articulating your intention is important, but it is not enough. You must execute your goals.
Writing down your goals will provide a filter for other opportunities.
The more successful you become, the more you will be deluged with opportunities. But these opportunities can quickly become distractions that pull you off course.
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Devote at least 15 minutes a day to your change.
Even if it’s just a walk around your neighborhood, one less cigarette, reading an inspirational article, do it. Mix it up, too. No one wants t...
Behavior modification teaches us that we repeat behaviors that make us feel good. What’s your payoff for not changing?
Until the goal becomes larger than the payoff, you’re always going to choose feeling good over feeling uncomfortable.
Start with one behavior at a time.
Instead of concentrating on losing 20 pounds in 20 days, for example, make a goal to simply begin by eating five fruits and vegetables a day.
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Pick a goal that is meaningful and doable, making sure it's coming from inside you, not imposed by others.
Make specific, realistic plans for your New Year Goal using the time-tested SMART Te...
Chances are you won't just wake up one day and suddenly change your life. To go where you want to go, you have to chart out a plan.
For example: If you feel the cue of smoking, replace the smoking with some other activity like having a cup of coffee.
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Keep It Small — It’s about thinking big and acting small. You’ll achieve those big goals in time.
Measure Your Progress — If you don’t measure your progress, it’s safe to say that you are not making any.
Be Accountable To Yourself — One of the most important skills you can learn in life is to be self-reliant.