Motivation & Goals
In this category, you will find all our science-based articles on motivation, self-determination theory, goal-setting and modalities like motivational interviewing.
What is Client Engagement in Therapy and How to Apply It?
The outcome of psychotherapy is mostly dependent on the quality of the relationship between the therapist and the client. Any form of therapy requires self-disclosure [...]
Intrinsic Coaching: What Is It and How to Apply It?
In coaching, there is something called the coach’s stand. Coaches start working with clients with the notion that the client “has all that she needs [...]
15 Best Goal Setting Books to Read
Goal setting is a powerful tool in coaching and counseling to increase motivation, focus, and self-confidence. While helping foster a valuable relationship with the client, [...]
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 often don’t [...]
45 Goal Setting Activities, Exercises & Games (+ PDF)
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 [...]
How to Set and Achieve Life Goals The Right Way
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 Science & Psychology Of Goal-Setting 101
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 [...]
42 Goal Setting Activities for Students & Kids (+ PDF)
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 [...]
What is Locke’s Goal Setting Theory of Motivation?
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, [...]
4 Ways To Improve And Increase Self-Efficacy
Self-efficacy is the belief we have in our abilities and competencies. Many years and several thousand studies’ worth of research have demonstrated how critical this [...]