Understanding goals in life and importance of goal setting

Goal setting is one of the keys to helping us combat procrastination. When we set achievable goals, we give ourselves something to work towards. You follow steps to achieve goals successfully and in time.

Research shows the course help us to direct our attention and effort, both cognitively and behaviorally. Goals are energizing. So start learning how to start setting goals for yourself.

Importance Of Goal Setting

When we set higher goals, we put forth greater effort. Goals also affect our persistence by helping us pace time and they allow us to work faster and more intensely. Finally, goals contribute to our sense of discovery, challenge, and complex thinking.

When setting goals, it’s useful to think about setting small-scale and large-scale goals. A large-scale goal may be to obtain a college degree. A small-scale goal might be to read and take notes during a reading session.

Regardless of whether you’re setting small or large scale goals, you’ll want to create goals that will help set you up for success. Setting goals that are too far out of reach will cause you to lose motivation rather than to become motivated.

Rather than setting goals that are too big, we recommend make SMART goals. SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-oriented.

Goal Setting And Goal Planning

Watch this video for a quick walk through of some tips and advice on basic goal setting and planning.

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