SMART goals provide a simple framework for setting focused, actionable goals. The SMART framework is highly popular, and used across a multitude of settings. While arguably SMART goal setting is extremely effective, when it comes to personal goal setting, it lacks one of the most important pieces of the puzzle.
It's that time of year again when our focus turns to starting anew. The New Year – the perfect opportunity to set new goals and dream new dreams. But how often have you set yourself goals in the past and failed to follow through? Wouldn't it be nice to confidently achieve your goals this time? [...]
When it comes to achieving great things, setting the goal should be the easy bit. You decide what you want, come up with an awesome action plan, and then get to work. In reality, setting goals is deceptively tricky. In fact, much of our success depends on setting the right goal in the right way. Get this part wrong and you're likely to miss the target. These are four of the major mistakes people make when setting their goals that ultimately lead to their failure.
Is intentional personal growth possible in a pandemic? Should we be buckling down under quarantine, feverishly working towards transforming ourselves and achieving goal after goal after goal? Or is the pursuit of personal development on top of coping with covid-19 just too much pressure? Emerging from the pandemic better than you went in doesn't necessarily mean you've achieved a whole bunch of massive goals, but that you have moved forward mindfully in whatever way is most beneficial and meaningful to you.
It’s one of the most common and basic pieces of personal development advice. Set your goals, write them down, and review them each day to refocus your efforts and motivate you to take action. Yet for many of us (myself included), reviewing our goals can leave us feeling frustrated and defeated. Instead of firing up [...]
A popular piece of advice given to people trying to achieve a goal is to celebrate their achievements by giving themselves a reward. Promising yourself a small treat or reward for reaching certain milestones or completing certain tasks is said to boost your motivation, give you something to look forward to, and reinforce how good [...]
Sticking to New Year resolutions is tough. Time and time again we start the new year with good intentions to get fit, eat healthy, get a new job, start a new business, or take up that new hobby we've been dreaming about. Yet inevitably, those good intentions and resolutions quickly fall by the wayside and [...]