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Why We Need to Set and Write Down our Personal Goals

Personal goals are the things we want to achieve in our lives. They are much more meaningful than the basic things we need to do to survive. Unlike short-term objectives and daily routines, long-term life goals drive our actions and attitudes over a longer period. Because all life goals are personal, these ambitions can take a variety of forms. They lay the foundation for a unique sense of direction and […]

How To Find Your “Why”

Simon Sinek, author of the book “Find Your Why,” writes that it is only when you understand your “why” that you will be capable of pursuing the things that give you fulfillment. 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 […]

Finish the Past Before Setting New Personal Goals

Before creating a life plan and setting new goals, it’s important to finish what you’ve started. Have you set goals before? Make sure to review them thoroughly to see just how far you’ve come. 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. […]

Five Key Principles of Setting Personal Goals

Based on their study results, Locke and Latham created a goal-setting framework built on the idea that when an individual has specific goals, their performance is more obvious than in the absence of goals. Setting clearly defined goals leads to better performances. Locke and Latham’s goal-setting framework suggests five principles: 1. Commitment Commitment is the degree to which an individual is attached to their goal and their determination to attain […]

OKR Method for Personal Goals

The OKR method is perfect for setting goals outside the work environment. The method has been useful for people in building stronger relationships with family and friends, achieving personal goals like running a marathon, and more. Investor and venture capitalist John Doerr spoke about his personal OKR in an interview with Recode Decode: “You know, my daughters have both left home, but I had read and I believe that having […]