Goals are the level of competence we wish to achieve — and they create a guide by which we judge our current performance. The theory of goal-setting is based on the argument that conscious goals affect action, and that conscious human behavior is regulated by our individual goals. In simpler terms: We must determine what is good for our own welfare, and set goals to achieve that.
Below articles are about the theory behind setting personal goals and methods do use while setting them:
Finish the Past
No matter how big or small, we all make goals in our lives — from small goals, like promising ourselves we want to hang out with friends more often, to bigger goals that change our lives. We are continuously working on personal growth and development. Doing a checkup of your past will give you insights that act as fuel for setting new personal goals.
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Believe in Opportunities
Beliefs are assumptions we hold to be true. They come from real-life experiences. As human beings, our beliefs and values affect our quality of life, our relationships, and our work. What we believe is what we experience, so we tend to think that our beliefs are founded on reality. But beliefs control our experiences.
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Find your Why
Your “why” (or your life’s purpose) will serve as your point of reference for all decisions and actions from this moment on. It will allow you to measure progress and know when you have met your goals. The Japanese have a term for this concept: ikigai, which translates to “a reason for being.” This is something that gives you a deep sense of purpose in life; what makes life worthwhile. It’s what gets you up in the morning.
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Plan your Future
In the previous chapters, you figured out your core values, core competencies, and personal mission. Now, we’ll collect them and use them as a base to design your future. We’ll focus on creating a long-term plan from which your other goals can be created. Let’s take a look at the first spreadsheet. At the end of this chapter, we’ll create a personal plan, all on one sheet of paper: “The One Page Life Plan.”
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Set Personal Goals
The theory of goal-setting is based on the argument that conscious goals affect action, and that conscious human behavior is regulated by our individual goals. In simpler terms: We must determine what is good for our own welfare and set goals to achieve that.
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Objectives & Key Results
The “OKR method” is a very valuable tool for creating an action plan. You can break down your one-year goals into specific Objectives and Key Results (actions needed to accomplish objectives), link it to a target date for completion, and monitor your progress. This might be a bit too detailed for some goal-setters — and it’s not a mandatory step in the process. If you can work on one-year goals alone, go for it!
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How you chase your goals and shape your journey is personal. If you have set goals that inspire you, you’re likely to do whatever is necessary to achieve success. This chapter will give you some guidelines on how you can shape your journey toward success and happiness, and provide some tips and tricks to help you create a success mindset.
Below articles are about taking action after having set personal goals:
- A Journey is Made of Many Steps
- Know Exactly How Far Along You Are
- Align Your Environment With Your Personal Goals
- Improve Focus and Concentration
- Stop Procrastination
- Focus on Getting Better Instead of Getting Good
- Persevere and Be Consistent
- What To Do When Personal Growth Stalls
- Celebrate, Celebrate, Celebrate!
- Delayed Gratification To Boost Personal Growth
Manage Time, Priorities and Energy
The most certain pathway to goal achievement lies in the effective management of our time, priorities and energy. If you are a weak time manager, you are going to have a hard time following through with the goals you set for yourself. But if you are a good time manager, you will find it a lot easier to do a little bit every single day to help you move toward your dreams.
Below articles are about effectively managing your time, priorities and energy to boost productivity:
- Time Management is Prioritizing
- Pareto Principle for Time Management
- The Zeigarnik Effect for Effective Time Management
- Sleep Chronotypes Determine your Peak Productivity
- Hell Week; Challenge Yourself to Find Your True Capabilities
- Four Priority Management Strategies for Personal Success
- Utilizing your Golden Hour for Peak Productivity
- Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
- The Science of Meditation