Intrinsicly Corporate (yours truly!), the phrase "goal setting" is exhausted with over-use and under-performance, suggesting inflexibile and misinformed paperwork, prepared and argued upon once a year, then shelved till its time to "explain"...variances that is!
Re-learning how to approach "goal-getting" from the point of view of where we are in our "stages of change" , re-introduced me to an extremely useful concept, and answered a nagging question that was brought up in an earlier post regarding the "source" of our ambitions!
In short, the act of "writing down our plans" can only be effective "AFTER" the build-up of a certain level of "commitment" and "feelings" around the outcome.
And, as "commitment" is the thermo-indicator of the "relevance" that a certain GOAL has to our "values", finding ourselves constantly snuggled between "wanting to change" and "preparing for it", questions not just the level of such a commitment, but also the relevance that those goals have to our motivational system...
On Being a Newbie
4 days ago