When most people think achievement, they immediately get into goal setting with SMART goals. At Wanna Grab Coffee? we really hate the idea of SMART goals and think there is a better way.
We talk about how the very act of setting goals is rooted in optimism - believing the future will be better than today, which can provide hope and motivation when we reach obstacles.
Effective goals require three things which we will provide a framework for more consistently defining and planning around:
The "Wish" - what is it you hope to achieve
The "Waypower" - have you defined a realistic way/path/plan
The "Willpower" - Energy and effort required to finish
Finally, we talk about the WOOP framework as a scientifically backed method of setting and achieving effective goals:
Wish - Define what you want
Outcome - Visualize and articulate the benefits of getting it
Obstacle - Think through obstacles and roadblocks that could stand in your way
Plan - Create a plan up-front to handle obstacles and overcome them
We hope you are getting value out of our series around flourishing in work and life, wellbeing, and productivity after a difficult 2020. If there is anything we can do to help you, feel free to reach out.