Setting Goals | Start with Why
Before setting goals you need to know the
In a previous blog post, I outlined that to change your life, you first have to identify what you need to change. In case you missed this post and would also like to download the FREE “Life Review Deep Dive” exercise to help you get clarity, you can revisit the post and exercise here:
Once you have identified what you need to change, there is still one more step you need to take before actually setting goals. And that is reviewing what your motivation for the goal(s) are. Understanding the motivation behind the goal will help you to determine if the goal that you are setting is for right reasons – i.e. are you setting the goal because you want to or is it because you are seeking approval?
You may be asking yourself who would set goals for approval?
Many people set goals for approval without being consciously aware of their desire for approval.
Refer to the below examples:
These are just a few examples of doing things and setting goals for the approval of others, rather than setting the goals for our own desires.
Therefore, before setting your goals, be sure to take some time and complete the attached pre-goal setting exercise to make sure you are clear on your motivations for the goal.
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