At Kin, we’re big on clarity and effectiveness when it comes to employee goals and objectives. We’ve created employee review tools to help you stay on track and written several blog posts about how to write clear and transparent objectives regardless of your role. While creating the right goals and objectives are important, ensuring they are something you’ll maintain your passion and motivation to achieve long after they’re set is critical to success.
We’ve rounded up some great Ted Talks to help you get into the right mindset, change any behaviors that may limit your success and maintain motivation when you fail.
Pop some popcorn, sit back, and watch these before you set your next big goal.
Setting employee goals that matter
The Real Goal Methodology, created by Samantha Kris, helped her earn five promotions in five years while also doubling her salary and starting her own business during that period. She also used it to write a book in under a year.
She argues that most goal setting methodologies don’t answer why you want to create the goal from a personal perspective in the first place. Instead, goals are based off of checklists that feel impersonal and become easy to dismiss.
Check out the pillars Samantha created to create goals that actually resonate and have a direct connection to your “why.”
Changing behaviors that limit you
It’s proven that people take in more from information that they want to hear, or good news, versus what they don’t want to hear, or bad news. Warnings don’t always work the way they were intended, either. Many people actually respond with dismissive behavior to warnings or bad news, hence why something like cigarette warning labels barely put a dent in cigarette purchases.
So, if we know that negative news and warnings won’t change our behavior, what will? Tali Sharot has found three triggers that can change the way you behave and allow you to establish habits that will get you to achieve your goals faster. Check out the three ingredients you need to make big changes in her Ted Talk below.
Maintaining motivation after failures
Achieving big goals will rarely happen without failures along the way. If you fail, can you survive it?
Big goals aren’t achieved easily. If you’re going to be brave enough to set a big goal, you also have to commit to it because you’ll be tested along the way. Catherine Reitman, writer and lead actor of Working Moms on Netflix, details her many failures that led to that big win and how she maintained motivation throughout it all.