Do we put to much emphasis on goals?
How do you define your goals? If you don't meet them, do you get frustrated, feel disappointed, or feel like less of a person?
Do you set general goals or concrete goals? Maybe both.
The trend of some mental health practitioners is to set long and short-term specific measurable goals. Is this evidenced-based? Or is it coming from insurance companies?
Fitness experts also say you need goals. What kind of goals? Most new years resolutions never last. Many of us are proof of that. What is the best way to set goals or at least not have negative emotional consequences when we don't meet them?
How do I set goals:
I set a general goal. For example, I want to graduate from college or I want to be a top in my age group at CrossFit. If I get more specific than that, then I feel that I am setting myself up for failure.
My specific goals are on a daily basis. Any longer then one day at a time then I am setting myself up for failure, or self-judgment, low self-worth, yadda yadda yadda.
How do you set goals? Do they work? What is your insight?
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