AoT is the season for resolutions. There are many resolutions that can be broken, such as losing weight, eating better, and cutting out negative influences. There are also professional resolutions. There are many resolutions that can be made for Spring, such as getting a promotion, listening better and being more active. Intentions can be good and sincere. People don’t set goals and aspirations to only achieve them in record time. What’s the problem? Are the goals themselves the problem? Is it the time frame we set for them? Is it simply stating the goal but not committing to the way we will achieve it? All of the above.
Psychology of Goal Setting
The American Psychological Association (APA), agrees that setting goals and resolutions can be difficult. As time passes, frustration and anxiety build up and goals are not met. It is common to mistakenly view January 1 as a catalyst. The focus should be on constant, lasting change. New Year should reflect the past year.
Here are some tips from APA to help you keep your resolutions. (favorite website)
Start small: Set achievable goals. It sounds great to be able to complete a two-month project in five weeks, but is that realistic? Many people think so. It is possible to complete the project in just 38 days. Reduce frustration when setting goals. It may not be worth trying to achieve the goal if you fail.
Only change one behavior at a time: Multitasking is not a good idea. The same applies to goals. Pick one and follow it. This method reduces the overwhelming feeling that I need to change my management style. Read a book per week, take notes, and become PMP certified. None of these things are accomplished before you know it.
Talk about it: Sharing your goals can help others get involved in your situation. Family and friends can support you. This encourages you to achieve breakthroughs. Be open to others who share the same goals. The power of friendship is to build momentum. You can use that momentum to achieve your goals.
Don’t beat yourself up: Being perfectionist will hinder your ability to achieve your goals. You can use the mantra “Good enough” to help you get there. Good enough to earn five percent profit instead seven. Good enough is a one percent increase in sales instead of ten. These small, positive changes can lead to big shifts down the line.
Ask for support: You have a team. Use them. They can help you achieve your goals and theirs. Your team should align your goals so that when one goal is achieved, it has a ripple effect. Building momentum is key to achieving other goals.
Multiply your goals, Ai 10x
Once you have established a sensible goal setting, add a multiplier to each goal. This will send you and your team into outerspace. Push yourself and your team once you begin to see progress. If you can increase sales by 10%, why not increase sales by 100%? This question should not be considered absurd. Setting ambitious goals is a great way for your company to achieve unmatched success. This is the approach of shooting for stars but not the moon. Although you may not have hit your target exactly, you are still in outerspace while everyone else is in the stratosphere. When setting lofty standards, actions are crucial. Your team must see that you are willing to put in the effort to reach these goals. Your team cannot be the only ones working, while you reap the rewards of recognition and the rewards. Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal asks his fellow applicants the following question: “So, if your goal is to do something with life, and you have a 10-year plan for how to get there,” he says. This question is in line with Parkinson’s Law. Work expands to fill the time it takes to complete. Is it really ten years to write a book, become a C-suite executive or retire? If you give yourself ten year, that’s how long it will take. If you gave yourself six months to live, it would take you six years.