This week we are taking you on a journey of discovery into what makes a good goal. To start, we need to clarify language as the word “good” might spark a reaction from some. So here is what we mean.
“Good” goals are those that support you and bring about an outcome or experience that you value.
The VALUE factor is the biggest component of what makes a goal good for us. When we set goals for an outcome that is not truly connected to our values, inherently the goal is less motivating and less likely to be met.
This can get complicated when we put goals in the context of the social, religious, familial and professional aspects of our lives. No matter what the circumstances, there are things in life that are non-negotiable to each of us. Connecting our actions to a larger importance ultimately makes them easier to aim for.
Laura Carstensen, director of the Stanford Center on Longevity describes, "When you focus on emotionally meaningful goals, life gets better, you feel better, and the negative emotions become less frequent and more fleeting when they occur."
So, the first step in goal setting is reflecting on what is most important in life. Connecting every day actions to something personally meaningful, makes it easier to maintain our commitment and consistently take action.
At Defy Aging Solutions, we dream of a world where aging is embraced while everyone keeps moving and feeling better with each passing day.
Call us today to schedule a tour and see how Defy Aging Solutions can help you connect to what’s most important for you.