Are you ready to get some motivation to put towards goal setting? Have you always pictured yourself accomplishing goals, but never seemed to put forth the energy to do them?
You can set goals in just a few minutes everyday. You can achieve them by working on them just a few minutes each day.
How many hours do you spend awake each day?
The average person is awake at least 14 – 18 hours each day. Out of those 18 hours, you’re likely to be doing the following:
- Cooking breakfast, making lunch or cooking dinner
- Driving to work
- Playing with the kids
- Dropping the kids off at daycare
- Working for 8 hours, more or less
- Reading the paper, a magazine or a book
- Watching television
During these activities, there’s bound to be 30 minutes you can spend working on your goals. Imagine accomplishing your goals spending just 30 minutes each day working towards them.
Does that give you the motivation for goal setting?
You can read an article from Mind Tools to help you out even more:
In this article, we look at what Locke had to say about goal setting, and how we can apply his theory to our own performance goals.
Locke’s research showed that there was a relationship between how difficult and specific a goal was and people’s performance of a task. He found that specific and difficult goals led to better task performance than vague or easy goals.
Telling someone to “Try hard” or “Do your best” is less effective than “Try to get more than 80% correct” or “Concentrate on beating your best time.” Likewise, having a goal that’s too easy is not a motivating force. Hard goals are more motivating than easy goals, because it’s much more of an accomplishment to achieve something that you have to work for.
So, what goals do you have planned?