Goal Setting

This category provided a broad array of science-based articles on goal-setting and best practices related to the setting and achieving of life goals and bucket list items.

21 Best Goal Setting Books to Read

goal setting books

Most people live their lives drifting from one day to the next. Their goals change but are rarely sought after with vision and purpose. What sets high achievers apart from those who continue in their regular “life is happening to me” routine, is effective goal setting. Having clarity and a […]

The Importance, Benefits, and Value of Goal Setting

The Importance, Benefits, and Value of Goal Setting

How often do you set goals? How often do you revisit your list? We all know that setting goals is important, but we don't often realize how important they are as we continue to move through life. Goal setting does not have to be boring. There are many benefits and […]

47 Goal Setting Exercises, Tools, & Games (Incl. PDF Worksheets)

How many times have you approached the start of a new year with a list of positive goals you want to achieve, only to feel like you’re still stuck on square one when December rolls around again? Creating and setting goals is great, but actually achieving them can be much […]

How to Set and Achieve Life Goals The Right Way

Fulfilling life goals

Goal-setting theory draws on the concept that our conscious ideas guide our actions (Locke, 1968). So, can we take this premise and apply it to the biggest, most meaningful objectives we could possibly set for ourselves—our life goals? And what would that really mean, in terms of planning and getting […]

A Look At The Psychology Of Goal-Setting

goal setting psychology

Imagine yourself going to work aimlessly every day, talking to others without a reason, working out just because you have to, and not having any aspirations for yourself or those around you. How would you feel? Goal-setting in psychology is an essential tool for self-motivation and self-drivenness - both at […]

Goal Setting for Students, Kids, & Teens (Incl. Worksheets & Templates)

goal setting for students and kids

Do you remember when you learned how to set goals? If you have trouble answering that question, you’re not alone! Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about how we set goals. In fact, many of us don’t even think of goal setting as a skill; rather, it’s just […]

What is Locke’s Goal Setting Theory of Motivation? (Incl. Examples)

goal setting theory

Do you often find yourself struggling to change your habits, regardless of how willing you are to set objectives? If your goals rarely reach fruition, you are not alone. For many, there is the ‘you’ who you would like to be, and then (more consistently) the ‘you’ that you are. […]

Goal Setting in Counseling and Therapy (Incl. Workbooks & Templates)

goal setting and therapy

Goal setting is important for those who want to improve their life. Setting goals helps you remain accountable for those things you want to achieve. Goal setting is even more important for those in counseling and therapy. Not knowing how to properly set up goals can often lead to failure. […]

What is Goal Setting and How to Do it Well

what is goal setting and how to do it well

Do you ever feel like you’re sleepwalking through life with no real idea of what you want? Perhaps you know exactly what you want to achieve, but have no idea how to get there. That’s where goal setting comes in. Goals are the first step towards planning for the future, […]

Decision-Making, Goal-Setting and Perfectionism

Decision-making can be just plain hard. We often we ourselves to be perfect, which makes realistic goals seem too low of a bar rather than a great place to begin. “A nice way we can look at decision-making is seeing it as a banquet. We have a large table in […]
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