Why to set goals?
– Control your life, focus on the important things, make good decisions, be efficient, be self-confident, be enthusiastic, make progress, be successful, make hard becomes easy, be tougher, live to the fullest, clarify your vision, improve your concentration, get a meaningful life…
How to set goals?
- Specific (Clear, rules of the 6 ‘W’: Who, What, When, Where, Which, Why)
Ex: I (who) will eat spinach (What) Thursday evening (When) at home (Where), with a piece of bread because I’m usually still starving otherwise (which), because it’s healthy (why)
- Measurable (Concrete creteria for measuring progress to reach the goal)
Ex: I will do 3 push ups per day (and not: I will exercice every day)
- Attainable (Realistic)
- Relevant (useful, worthwhile)
- Time Bound (with a deadline)
– Set performance goals (“Try three times to get the job”), not outcome goals (“
get the job“). In other words: focus on the effort, not the outcome.
– In every important field of your life:
- Get out of your comfort zone
– Find out at least one intrinsic motivation to each goals (ex: Eat at least one vegetable per meal =>being healthy, be a better me, live longer, showing the exemple to my children, etc…).
– Remember Maslow hierarchy of needs? Try to set a set goals that improve each row of the pyramide. (Self actualisation in other words means be the best version of yourself)
– Write it down. Display it so you can often see them.
– Start small.
– Talk about it around you.
– !!UPDATE!! Check, review, adapt your goals list, progress and failures often and regularly. This is actually VERY important, you don’t want to be a robot right? I mean, doing the same error over and over. So if it doesn’t work, if it’s too easy, too hard, not meaningful anymore, etc… Just change it.
– Get several life-long, long term, mid term, short term, and every day goals.
– Celebrate your success.
Still no idea?
– Google example of “values & beliefs”.
– Pick up yours.
– Google “example of goals”. Yes, inspiration comes with curiosity.
Take a look at mine 🙂
– Pick up yours.