Common Goal-Setting Mistakes You Should Avoid

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Achieving success in life requires having well-defined goals that guide your career. Your goals should be tailored to your personal priorities, although it is important to avoid setting unrealistic goals. To ensure that your goals are attainable, it is best to establish short-term plans that fit into your overall plan.

To help you avoid making mistakes when setting your goals, Accelerate Coaching and Consulting LLC has compiled a list of the most common errors.

1. Fear of failure
Most people fear failure, which is the main cause of setting realistic goals. It is essential to incorporate time and space for temporary failures and allow oneself to learn from these failures.

2. Not making sufficiently specific goals
Often, people make larger goals and need to learn how to reach them. It is advisable to be specific when making goals as it will allow for small success and help you stay motivated till you achieve your final goal.

3. Making the goals too complex
Defining goals can be challenging; try to keep your goals as easy as possible. Others may not necessarily understand your goals, but you must personally know what you need to seek from the goals you have set for yourself.

4. Not setting time commitments
Keep a rough idea of how much time you will spend on each of your goals and divide the overall time among specific goals to increase your efficiency.

5. Failing to identify potential obstacles
While meeting your goals, remember to identify the problems that you are facing. Finding solutions to these problems can help you achieve your goals faster.

6. Neglecting to assess progress and recalibrate
You may not meet your expectations, but the important thing is to continue making efforts. It will help if you assess your progress and recalibrate to understand your shortcomings.

To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at Accelerate Coaching and Consulting LLC. We help you achieve your personal and professional goals using a positive psychology approach and solutions-focused practices. With more than 20 years of experience developing leaders in corporations and non-profit organizations, we serve clients across Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Myakka City, Duette, Siesta Key, Venice, and the surrounding areas.

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