Goal Setting

 

Goal setting involves establishing specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-targeted (S.M.A.R.T ) goals. Work on the theory of goal-setting suggests that it's an effective tool for making progress by ensuring that participants in a group with a common goal are clearly aware of what is expected from them. On a personal level, setting goals helps people work towards their own objectives—most commonly with financial or career-based goals.

 

Goal setting features as a major component of personal development literature:

• "Goals provide a sense of direction and purpose" (Goldstein).

• "Goal setting capitalize on the human brain's amazing powers: Our brains are problem-solving, goal-achieving machines.

• "Goals convert the strategic objectives into specific performance targets. Effective goals clearly state what, when, and who and are specifically measurable.

 

Namsoftskills helps you on the following aspects of goal setting:

1.Concept

2.Goal setting

3.Goal–performance relationship

4.Limitations

 

Setting goals affects outcomes in four ways:

1.Choice: goals narrow attention and direct efforts to goal-relevant activities, and away from perceived undesirable and goal-irrelevant actions.

2.Effort: goals can lead to more effort; for example, if one typically produces 4 widgets an hour, and has the goal of producing 6, one may work more intensely towards the goal than one would otherwise.

3.Persistence: Someone becomes more prone to work through setbacks if pursuing a goal.

4.Cognition: Goals can lead individuals to develop and change their behavior.

 

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