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Fundamentals of Goal-Setting

  • Chasing a large goal or achievement, which involves, having small milestones
  • Recording checkpoints that you try to achieve within a set period of time
  • Markings of completion as a sign of progress

Signs That You Are Setting The Correct Goals

Once you find success in your goal-setting, a path will follow. However, what are signs that our dedication and passion has started to pay off?

  • A step forward requires motivation to keep walking — 83% of people have valued recognition over cash, which can reaffirm the meaning of the steps we take.
  • It becomes tempting to change course at the slightest sign of failure, but stay persistent! Your goals act as a reminder to trust your own plans and to stay committed to the process.
  • Visualizing your goals will entertain both short and long term scopes. Having a plan in motion does not always guarantee desired results, and your visions cannot come true without acknowledging the present.

Why Are Goals, Whether Big Or Small, So Important?

Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor, had identified evidence that debunked many myths — when faced with goals, the ways you view them greatly affect success!

How do we begin?

  1. Formulate a plan to start achieving — without it, your vision becomes akin to having a dartboard without any darts to throw. Through a planned process that highlights all the steps you’ll take, albeit obvious, resilience to changing course will improve.
  2. Remind yourself of your goals, by any means necessary. Thinking and formulating ideas helps identify possible steps, yet disassociates from progress. Instead, utilizing active reminders of your tasks places a high value on incremental milestones.
  3. Less is sometimes more; pay attention to how achievable your goals are! Plans for achieving will ultimately crumble under the lack of execution, which can be easily avoided by spacing goals out to break attention to a greater focus.
  4. Build in accountability to your goals — generating progress leads to the fact that improvement is easily seen through the nuances of others. Don’t be afraid to ask for feedback, or to create progress reports to keep yourself on track. Make the leap and take responsibility!
  5. Continue to commit! Being constantly reminded of the goals over your shoulder may be strenuous at times, but the plan is yours to decide. Once you find your strengths, all that’s left is to go up, and to never come down.

The Use Of ‘Wabi-Sabi’

We will have to look at the Japanese philosophy of “wabi-sabi”, which encompasses the idea that even imperfections can promote excellence; a shattered bowl leaves room for gold resin, a life gone awry leaves room for change.

LITE’s Concluding Remarks!

Life can only go on, but it is still in our favour!

Sources

Berkman, Elliot T. “The Neuroscience of Goals and Behavior Change.” PubMed Central (PMC), Mar. 2018, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5854216/.

Matthews, Dr. Gail. Goals Research Summary. https://www.dominican.edu/sites/default/files/2020-02/gailmatthews-harvard-goals-researchsummary.pdf.

Razeghi, Andrew. “The Concept Of Wabi-Sabi, And Why Perfection Is The Wrong Goal.” Fast Company, 22 Mar. 2013, https://www.fastcompany.com/3007322/concept-wabi-sabi-and-why-perfection-wrong-goal.

James, Geoffrey. “What Goal-Setting Does to Your Brain and Why It’s Spectacularly Effective | Inc.Com.” Inc.Com, 23 Oct. 2019, https://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/what-goal-setting-does-to-your-brain-why-its-spectacularly-effective.html.

Rock, David. “Why Organizations Fail.” Fortune, 24 Oct. 2013, https://fortune.com/2013/10/23/why-organizations-fail/.

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