Setting goals are an essential tool for motivation and self-drive, both personally and professionally. Setting goals gives direction to your actions and provides a sense of purpose in achieving something more significant. Using the correct goal-setting methods is key to achieving goals, providing you put the work in!
The two major goal setting methods are OKRs and SMART.
Check out this short video where top leadership coach and CEO Kim-Adele Explains the two significant methods and the differences:
Without goals, you are just walking through life and have no clear direction. Once I found my purpose in life and aligned it with my plans, this made a huge difference.
The following are just a few ideas for what you might want to set your goal as:
-Setting a goal to eat more fruits and vegetables
-Setting a goal to spend less time on the internet
-Setting a new goal to learn a new language or exercise 2 hours a day
No matter your goal, it is essential to break it down into smaller steps that will help you achieve it. You may want to challenge yourself by setting goals that seem impossible at first, but remember anything is possible if you break it down into manageable parts.
In general, the two primary goal setting methods are OKR and SMART. However, there are some differences between them. Google adopted OKRs over 20 years ago, and those technology-based companies have used them because they allow you to take one objective across a variety of people.
But as an example, how Kim-Adele contributes towards that goal is different to how I contribute towards that goal. So they both have the same objective, but there are various key results in achieving it.
On the other hand, SMART mainly focuses on being specific about the goal and making sure it’s something we can attainable with or without time constraints. It also has to be realistic and within that, what we mean is whether we could achieve it.
Not reaching goals is demotivational and one of the reasons to use goal-setting methods that work.
If you would like to delve deeper into goal setting, check out the Ultimate Guide to Goal Setting Here: https://www.mastermindset.co.uk/ultimate-guide-to-goal-setting/
Or you can listen to the full episode below:
Here is the short transcript from the above video below:
What’s the major difference then Kim?
OKRs were adopted by Google over 20 odd years ago, and we’ve seen how successful they are.
And they are used very often in those technology-based companies
because what they allow you to do is take one objective across a variety of people.
So across a virtual team and say, we’re trying to achieve the same goal.
But as an example, how Kim contributes towards that goal is very different to how Nat contributes towards that goal.
So we’ve got the same objective, but we’ve got different key results in how we’re going to achieve it.
If we look at SMART, SMART is saying that actually, when we think about our goal, we need to be specific what it is. We need to be able to measure it.
We need to make sure it’s attainable. That actually we stand a chance of getting there. We know what steps we’re going to take.
It has to be realistic. And within that, what we mean is have we got the time, the knowledge, the resources, is it in budget?
Are we actually setting ourselves up for failure? And then that it’s time bound.
We know when we’re going to attempt to deliver it by, and that can keep us on track.
But I think whichever one of those models you use, the bits that are really important are gaining that clarity,
being really honest about where you’re going and being really honest about where you’re starting from.
Because if you’re not really clear on both of those, you’re not really setting yourself up for success.
And then the key to all success in my opinion, is to keep talking about it.
Learn more about Kim-Adele here: https://kimadele.org/about/