Need to get started? Or all was well but now you’re stuck? Try some goal work and motivation techniques to jump-start your action!
Even when we’ve got a time management tool – or an entire toolbox – that we’re using, it can still feel hard to get things done. Or sometimes we still find ways to avoid the work we need to be doing. If this is what you’re experiencing, we get it, and you’re not alone!
In moments like these, it can be helpful to set a goal for yourself, or to find a way to motivate into action.
Will these tips be foolproof? Will you never feel unmotivated again? If this happens, please share your wisdom with us! If the above tips don't help, here are a few more things to try:
In addition to these tips and strategies, check out the two goal frameworks below. They can help you think through, plan out, and plan for your goal.
And finally, if at any point you want to talk about any of this, come and see us:
Waldo Hall room 125 | Monday through Friday | 9 AM to 5 PM.
This is what we do! It's magical here. Sometimes it can be most helpful to think aloud with someone, and our strategists are trained to sit down and chat, ask questions, offer ideas, and share their own experiences with this stuff. We're excited to see you soon.
SMART Goals ask you to set a goal that's specific, measureable, action-oriented, realistic, and time-oriented. Once you've set it, use a calendar to plan the process out!
If you're familiar with SMART, try WOOP, and if you're familiar with WOOP, try SMART.
They carry similar elements but each approaches goal setting a bit differently.
Try them both, and see which one works for you. If you like elements of each, how can you combine them?
Remember: we're always here to chat about this stuff:
Waldo Hall 125 | M through F | 9 AM to 5 PM
The WOOP goal-setting framework invites you to think about goals in terms of wish (or want), opportunity, obstacle, plan. It's important to begin with something you really want to accomplish, for yourself.