Archive for the ‘Goals’ Category

Goal Resources Online

This post provides a few tools that can be used to develop and monitor goals.  These are examples, most of which I have used at some point. Generating Goals. I mentioned in an earlier post John Goddard’s Life List, which has helped him build an exciting and rewarding life.  Jenny Blake at LifeAfterCollege.org put together […]

The Substance of Goals (Setting Goals – Part 5)

In the past few posts, we’ve looked at why goals work and how one should write them.  But there is a deeper question:  what should be the subject(s) of your goals?  Let’s take a closer look. The Substance – The Subject of Goals Most people associate goals with their career.  That is only one possible […]

Other Essential Features of Good Goals (Setting Goals – Part 4)

In my last post, I provided the basics of setting goals – they should be written, concrete, and difficult.  Here, we explore the goal-writing process in greater depth.

Crafting Goals That Work (Setting Goals – Part 3)

Research shows that certain forms of goals work better than others.  Goals that are written, phrased in concrete and measurable terms, and difficult but not impossible are much more effective than those that are unrecorded, difficult to measure, ambiguous, or phrased as merely “do-your-best” exhortation.  Let’s discuss each of these in turn.

Seven Reasons to Have Goals (Setting Goals – Part 2)

What are goals, and why are they valuable? As we’ll discover, these are fruitful questions. What Is A Goal? At its most basic, Locke and Latham define a goal as “the object or aim of an action.” (Locke & Latham, 1984). Writing about goals in the workplace, they continue, “there are many familiar concepts that […]

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