Not Setting Personal Goals

The importance of setting goals

How Not Setting Goals Hurts You

  • Stress
  • Disorganization
  • Not completing everything
  • Distractions
  • No rewards
  • Failure in school
  • Failure in job

Locke's Goal Setting Theory

Easy or vague goals are even more difficult to complete than harder and more specific goals. Setting goals that are achievable and rewarding is more important than goals you feel no personal reward from. Easy goals are not rewarding, and thus they are not motivating.

The Five Principles of Goal Setting:

  • Clarity
  • Challenge
  • Commitment
  • Feedback
  • Task Complexity

How Setting Goals Helps You

  • Makes you more organized
  • Helps manage time well
  • Gives you a destination and vision to work toward
  • Helps you decide what is most important
  • Gives you more leisure time

One-step-at-a-time - goal achieving cartoon doodle video