New Year Goal Setting Part 2
We're forging on with this episode despite Tara still sounding like she's in the toilet (she's not, not all of the time anyway) and we are finishing our talk on goal setting.
We've covered the why, and some hows, and this week we talk about overcoming obstacles, being accountable and maybe even NOT setting goals at all!
Effective Goal Setting - continued (from last week's episode - see last week's notes here)
Get invested in the why- "Why do you want to achieve this goal?"
Know what is on the line if you achieve or don’t achieve your goal
Ask yourself what is standing in the way?
What hurdles do you have to overcome?
Break your goal into steps/ tasks -
How are you going to achieve it?
What EXACTLY do you have to do?
Go into precise detail.
By when? Set timelines and stick to them.
Get yourself an Accountability Partner
Like a personal trainer
Keep you on track
Not buy into your rubbish excuses
Taps into your need to meet others’ expectations - powerful
Challenge your doubt
When you are accountable to someone else (outside of yourself and your spouse) you are more likely to succeed
American Society of Training and Development say having an accountability partner increases your chance of completing a task by 65% and increases the chance of success by 95%
Doesn’t always have to be a paid person - could be a friend/ mentor/ someone in the same position
Apps/ Groups (FB, habitgroup, Stikk) - which make your goal public
Don't forget to celebrate your successes along the way
Create a reward system for yourself
When you achieve your small tasks/ steps acknowledge and celebrate your accomplishment - It will keep you motivated
Some people write them down and put under pillow - read before going to sleep each night (let subconscious work on it)
Other read though short medium long term every day or start of every week
Goal setting Journals to keep you on track- ask you questions about what you want- review regularly
Play around and find what works for you
Anti-goal setting movement
Negatives about goals
Can become obsessive
Try to control some things that can’t be controlled
They can ignore some intangibles
Don’t work for all personality types
Set a theme instead
Be flexible and willing to change
Follow your whim - what do you feel like doing?
Go with flow
Include experiences as well - like a bucket list for the year