According to Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, there are two different types of goals.
Performance goals are goals in which a person strives to obtain competence in a task either to gain favorable judgments or to avoid negative judgments from other people.
Learning goals on the other hand, are goals in which a person strives to gain competence in a given activity to understand something new or to increase their skills or understanding in this area.
According to research, there are two factors that help people achieve their goals and the behavior change they desire, which are incentives and accountability.
A recent study on accountability was done by the Association for Talent Development and what they found was, people have these following probabilities of completing a goal by taking these actions:
There's a reason why most people give up on their New Year's resolutions.
It's because they're big on dreams, but little on action (and as an introverted visionary, I'm speaking from experience! Although I never give up.)
Just like most things in life, you shouldn't decide to undertake major life changes on a whim.
If you're TRULY SERIOUS about setting yourself up with a lasting New Year's resolution, treat it like any other major life goal.
State your intentions.
Plan out your actions....
New Year's Day is a great time to implement change and personal growth by setting goals that you want to achieve throughout the upcoming year.
Some resolutions are well worth setting because they can contribute greatly towards creating the life you desire!
These goals are worth it if they're attainable without any unrealistic expectations.
There are certain areas in our life we need to focus on more than others.
Have you been putting off your health?
Have you been ignoring your finances?...
If you're like most of us, you rarely keep your New Year's resolutions. Especially during 2020 (although this year doesn't really count - right?!)
So besides 2020 ;) perhaps you have trouble with them because you make resolutions that are too ambitious. Or maybe you give up because immediate progress is hard to see.
Whatever your reason is, it's possible to make adjustments in your approach until you get what you want (2020 was a year of adjustments!)
If you want to keep your New Year's...