6 Goal-setting techniques that can give you more power over your own life

Goal-setting techniques

  • 1. S.M.A.R.T. Goal-Setting
  • 2. OKR Goal-Setting
  • 3. B.H.A.G. Goal Setting
  • 4. Backward Goal-Setting
  • 5. One Word Goal-Setting

1. S.M.A.R.T. Goal-Setting

  • Ability to accurately gauge whether the goal has been reached
  • Provides direction and clarity
  • Clear, defined steps for setting a goal.
  • Achievement addiction
  • Results in identity confusion
  • Spiritual starvation

2. OKR Goal-Setting

  • Reconciliation of different areas of your life
  • Increase in productivity
  • Clear direction
  • Getting lost in the detail
  • OKR overload
  • No long-term focus

3. B.H.A.G. Goal Setting

  • Motivational
  • Inspirational
  • Long-term focus
  • Can be unrealistic and unattainable
  • Not concrete
  • Demotivational if used incorrectly

4. Backward Goal-Setting

  • Plan-based
  • Concrete, clear, logical
  • Communicable
  • Static
  • Can lead to identity confusion
  • Over-rational

5. One Word Goal-Setting

  • Spiritual
  • No falling into analysis paralysis
  • Lacks detail
  • Requires explanation

6. Locke and Latham’s 5 Principles Goal-Setting

  • Clarity,
  • Challenge,
  • Commitment,
  • Feedback,
  • Task complexity.
  • Complete
  • High chance of success
  • Thorough
  • Overly complex
  • Spiritual starvation

Did you know one, a few, or all the goal-setting techniques in this list? Is there a technique missing from the list? If so, which one? Tell us in the comments!

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Jasper is the founder of Amplio Coaching. He believes that every single person has the potential to overcome any challenge in life and to be happy.

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Jasper @Amplio Coaching

Jasper @Amplio Coaching

Jasper is the founder of Amplio Coaching. He believes that every single person has the potential to overcome any challenge in life and to be happy.