The start of the new year is a temporal landmark. Temporal landmarks allow us to reset and have a fresh start. This is an excellent time to establish goals for yourself.
A big part of the success of achieving goals is our level of personal motivation. There are two types of goals: ‘want to’ – goals that we deem are important to us and ‘have to’ – a goal someone else requires or expects. The level of motivation is much higher for ‘want to’ goals as it fits into our values and identity and is essential to us. With a ‘want to’ goal, you will be more conscious of the obstacles to achieving the goal and stay away from them.
Many consider training a ‘have to’ goal as they feel the company mandates it. For example, you may have received training on Leader Standardized Work (LSW). A tactic for providing a better focus on ‘have to’ goals is trying to reframe the training, so it better fits your values and identity. For example, maybe one of your values is being a conscientious leader. Executing the elements on your LSW may help you support this value. Another strategy is to pair it with something more enjoyable, such as setting out an LSW task to engage more with your team members. Finally, replace the goal of implementing LSW with something more meaningful for yourself that may accomplish the same. For example, you still follow the LSW format but use one of your LSW tasks to support a personal goal.
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