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How to Set the Perfect Goal

by koku_jin
Last post we discussed the criteria that for goals that cause you to change your behavior enough to attain them.  I promised that in this post I would share what makes a goal “perfect” – one that you want to achieve, you can achieve, and it transforms your life for the better.  You might have heard about my Author Apprentice platform.  It’s a one-year mentoring where I’m coaching the participants on writing an extraordinary book.  The first module involves creating the concept and the Table of Contents (TOC).  That tells us what the book is going to be about and […]

Having Trouble Reaching Goals? This Could Be Why

by koku_jin
Goals, goals, goals… we all have them. But, only a select few seem good at consistently achieving and exceeding their goals. Would you like to join this select group? If yes, then read on to discover some little-known wisdom about goal setting and goal achievement.  How Goal Setting Impacts Our Lives “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” — Zig Ziglar According to Psychology Today, goal setting is linked to higher achievement.((Psychology Today: Goal-Setting Is Linked to Higher Achievement)) This is due to several factors, including the ability of goal […]

How to Create an Action Plan and Achieve Your Personal Goals

by koku_jin
There’s no denying that goals are necessary. After all, they give life meaning and purpose. But goals don’t simply achieve themselves — you need an action plan to help you reach your goals. With an action plan, you’ll have a clear idea of how to get where you want to go, what it will take to get there, and how you’ll find the motivation to keep driving forward. Without a plan to stick to, it’s too easy to waver and get distracted. It’s why many people fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions or launch a much-wanted side hustle. Without […]

4 Ways to Know Your Goals Are Too Small  

by mind development scholar
When deciding on long- and short-term goals, perhaps the Goldilocks and the Three Bears fable best exemplifies a healthy process. If you aim too high, not attaining them can be too hot. Aim too low, and your motivation could get cold. Setting the best goals for your needs is a lot like serving porridge, it needs to be just right. That being said, there is no right recipe or perfect temperature that works for everyone. Goals, like porridge, is not a one type fits all product. The happy medium goal for each of us can be vastly different from that […]

Getting SMART with Your Sales Goals

by personal development journalist
Achieve Results by Setting the Right Sales Goals Sales is all about achieving results, but how are you going to get there? Reaching a destination requires directions, and achieving results requires goal-setting. After all, how can you track your progress or celebrate success if you don’t know what you are hoping to accomplish? Goal setting improves performance: One 2015 study by psychologist Gail Matthews at Dominican University revealed that participants who actually wrote down their goals performed 33% better than those who did not. The world of psychology is filled with similar findings which emphasize the connection between goals and […]

Take Charge of Your Business: Set SMART Goals

by personal development journalist
Setting clear goals for your company is a key business performance strategy. They should serve as the foundation of your original business plan and the compass for your organization as it moves forward. The most effective goals create clarity of purpose and outline objectives to strive for. To set the right goals for your company, use SMART, a powerful mnemonic for Specific, Measurable, Agreed upon, Realistic, and Time-bound. 1. Specific To be practical, business goals must be clearly defined. The easiest way to make them specific is by answering the basics of “how”, “who”, “what”, “when”, “where” and “why”. 2. […]

Get SMART: Help Employees Write More Effective Performance Goals

by personal development journalist
Goal-setting is a critical part of the performance review process. But unrealistic or vague goals can frustrate employees, killing their motivation and productivity. Goals should be written so they’re specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely (SMART). This practice leaves little to the imagination and provides clear communication between employees and supervisors. What are SMART goals? SMART goals are those that are: Specific – It includes the who, what, when, where and how. Measurable – A numeric or descriptive measure that defines quantity, quality, cost, etc. Achievable – A goal that is within the employees’ control and influence. Relevant – A […]