Set Goals like a Powerhouse: Three Ways Experts Set Goals

Tips inspired by the book, “Powerhouse: Turbo Boost Your Effectiveness and Start Making a Serious Impact” by Mike Clayton.

How to set goals like a power house? First, there was smart goals. And many people are familiar with those. And then someone introduced the idea of smarter goals, adding on to other criteria, beyond specific, measurable, agreed realistic and times and then, in my book, brilliant time management, I introduced smartest goals. They’re good. They’re great. But if you want to set goals like a powerhouse, you have to look at the research and understand the latest thinking in goal setting. There are three ways that experts set goals and the first of them is to be specific When researchers look at the ways that experts set goals and the way that non experts novices and amateur performers set goals, one of the big differences they noticed is that experts set goals that are far more specific. So whilst an amateur basketball player might set a goal to score more baskets, the expert would set a specific number, where the amateur might set a goal. To throw the ball into the basket. The expert will set a precise position at which the ball enters the basket. Whereas the amateur might set a goal around how comfortable they feel when they throw the ball. The expert will set a goal about the precise angle of their elbow at the point of release. The second thing that experts know about goal setting is that both long term and short term goals can work. But if you want real success, You need to combine them both set a long term goal that is motivating for you and short term goals that allow you to monitor measure your progress as you go. The third secret is perhaps a little surprising. What experts have discovered is that what we think we know about goal setting we thought we knew about goal setting, which is that a positive affirmation can really motivate us. I will do this actually isn’t true. When researchers compared goal setters who use the formulation, I will say other goal setters who use the formulation will lie. They found that the unfinished business that the question Will I creates in the mind of the goal setter means the goal setters who use the formulation will I achieve this will I do that actually have greater measures of success so to speak, That goes like an expert powerhouse with us three secrets. First, there’ll be very specific and the goals they set. Second, they will set both long and short term goals. And thirdly, powerhouse will set their goals using the formulation will I rather than a formulation I will