Goal setting

How SMART Goals Sabotage Success (and the Brain Science of What Works)

Most of us were taught to measure success by ticking off boxes on a to-do list or hitting predetermined milestones. It’s easy to fall into the trap of what is called the Performance Mindset. We’re inundated with the notion that setting SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Bound) goals and striving for peak performance is the …

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Four P’s of Goal Setting

You need goals to get things done. However, not every goal is effective. The way that you word your goals will determine whether or not you reach them. When establishing goals, it is important to remember the Four P’s of goal setting. They need to be positive, personal, possible, and prioritized. They Need to Be PositiveWhen you are creating goals, remember …

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5 Ways to Make Sure You Achieve Your Goals This Year (Harvard Business Review)

What separates people who achieve their goals from those who don’t? In 2002, Charles R. Snyder, an American professor who specialized in positive psychology, suggested in an influential paper that there are two obstacles: 1) not believing we can achieve our goals, and 2) not identifying the pathways to achieve them. Perhaps the greatest example of this …

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Want to achieve your goals? Get angry

While often perceived as a negative emotion, anger can also be a powerful motivator for people to achieve challenging goals in their lives, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “People often believe that a state of happiness is ideal, and the majority of people consider the pursuit of happiness a major life …

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