Why Set Goals?
Because it's nearly impossible to hit a target if you don't
know what it is.
Since a picture is worth a 1000 words:
on what you want is one of the most important things you can
do, and setting goals obviously gets you clear on what it is you want.
page on goal setting offers that goals improve
performance in three ways:
- Goals narrow attention and direct efforts to goal-relevant
- Goals can lead to more effort...one may work more intensely
than one would otherwise in order to reach the goal
- Goals influence persistence....One becomes more prone to
work through setbacks or to work harder if pursuing a goal.
If that's not enough, an often quoted study by Damon Burton
showed that with goal setting, you can:
- Achieve more
- Improve performance
- Increase your motivation to achieve
- Increase your pride and satisfaction in your performance
- Improve your self-confidence
So in summary, Why Set Goals?
Goals keep you focused on what you want, help you achieve
more, narrow your attention, lead to more effort, and can lead to
improved pride and self confidence.
Now that we know why to set goals, let's focus on how to set
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