I know we hear this all the time but it's a good reminder as we approach the end of February when all our goals are fading into the dark moments of giving up.
"The process of setting a goal directs attention and, therefore,
Setting goals improves performance.
The more explicit and measurable a goal is, the more effective it is likely to be as a way of changing behavior.
Stretching goals, which also have intermediate, measurable
steps, are highly effective in improving performance.
Easy goals are not motivating.
Goal setting is at its most effective when it builds on
strengths—for example, the question “How can I get even
better at something I’m already good at?” is more motivating
than “How can I tackle a weakness?
Developing strategies for coping with the inevitable difficulties encountered along the way can make the difference
between success and failure.
It matters who sets the goal: A negotiated goal in which the coach participates in an unforced way is likely to have the biggest impact.
There is a difference between performance goals, which are about avoiding appearing incompetent, and learning goals, which are about mastery. Learning goals are far more effective in enhancing self-esteem and
in their long-term impact."
GOALS! Set some great goals and get moving on them!!!