5 Goal Setting Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Can you be a productive person without achieving your goals? The answer is probably not. In this post, we will cover some goal setting mistakes that people make when they set goals.

Can you know are you a productive person without goals that you need to achieve?

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Everything that you do have connections with some of your goal, and because of that, they become an essential part in building your own productivity.

But, as human beings, we can make mistakes. The important thing is that we need them, and we need to work toward their achievement. On the other side, if we have the wrong goal, our productivity will suffer. Is there something achieved as unimportant for us can to become something that will increase our productivity?

The goal setting mistakes that that can decrease your productivity are the following:

1. You Are Not Clear About Your Own Desires

Everything starts with your own desires and wishes about you and your future. What do you want to achieve? What do you want to become in the future?

These desires and wishes are the basis for your future goals. Be clear about it and use them when you set up your own purposes in the future.

2. They Aren’t SMART Goals

One mistake that I can see too often is setting up goals that are not SMART. You need to try making them specific, measurable, achievable and time-limited.

The non-SMART goal is a large source of our unproductive efforts of achievement.

Using the SMART system to set up your goals you can drastically improve your own achievement and productivity.

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3. They Can’t Motivate You for Achievement

Because you want to achieve them and make your dreams to become true, you will need the motivation to do that. If your goal does not motivate you to start doing things to achieve it, you can’t expect that you will be productive in doing things.

4. You Are Afraid of Failure

Sometimes you can find yourself in a position when you want to adjust your goal because you are simply afraid that you can’t achieve it.

Fear is something that can have a negative impact on your goals and achievement. Try to eliminate it.

5. You Have Too Much Goals Without Personal Capacity to Achieve Them

I know that you have big dreams, but you have your own limits because of different factors in your life. It is better to start with something and increase how you achieve them one by one.

Dragan Sutevski

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Dragan Sutevski is a founder and CEO of Sutevski Consulting, creating business excellence through innovative thinking. Get more from Dragan on Twitter. Contact Dragan