The 4 pillars of strong goals

Goal-setting gone wrong

Why the 4 pillars for goal-setting?

So what are these four pillars then? Previously, I already emphasized a goal should be motivational, personal and in line with your identity and values. These pillars ensure that you keep to these characteristics of a goal, resulting in that you do not burn out or create a goal that does not satisfy you.

4 Pillars for strong Goal-Setting

  • Pillar 1: Goals congruent with your Mind & Body
  • Pillar 2: Goals tailored to a Balanced Life
  • Pillar 3: Goals in harmony with your Personal Life
  • Pillar 4: Goals that are Value-Based

Pillar 1: Goals congruent with your Mind & Body

Goals are literally amazing, but sometimes we can lose ourselves in the pursuit of our goals. When we set a goal to run a marathon within 3 hours, it could be that we neglect our mind. Sometimes we also want to read a book or watch a documentary. Or whatever works for you.

Pillar 2: Goals tailored to a Balanced Life

Pillar 3: Goals in harmony with your Personal Life

Pillar 4: Goals that are Value-Based

Every human is unique, right? There’s no copy of any human in the world, right? Exactly. Every human has a unique set of personal values. People could have the same values, but what they mean to the one can be something completely different than to the other. Psychological research has confirmed time after time how important it is to adhere to your personal values. This often expressed through lessons like you should be authentic or true to yourself.

Let these 4 pillars be the cornerstones on which you build your goals. If you adhere to these pillars and your goals are motivational, you’ll most definitely evolve your life to the next level.

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