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Goals

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I set both short and long term goals.

I set goals that I care about, goals that I actually want to achieve.

I am always open to constructive criticism regarding my goals.

I don't set completely unrealistic goals.

I have goals for my own personal development.

I break large goals up into smaller sub-goals.

I have goals for my personal and social life.

I have career goals.

I have plans for my retirement.

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      Private notes on 'goals'

      Having goals to aim for in life. This health aspect is different from purpose. Purpose is a more fixed long term aim or vision for life while goals are more "operational" and can often change. Most goals have a scope between 2 months and 5 years.

      Having goals contribute to health and well-being[3][4][5][6][7][8]. Achievement of goals is predictive of health and life satisfaction[1]. Pre-committing yourself to difficult goals in organizations can lead to increased performance[2]. Impediments to goals pursuit is associated with a reduction in well-being[3][8][9].

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      • [3] Emmons, R.A. (1986). Personal strivings: An approach to personality and subjective wellbeing. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 51 (5), 1058-1068. View
      • [4] Ingrid, B., Majda, R., & Dubravka, M. (2009). Life goals and well-being: Are extrinsic aspirations always detrimental to well-being? Psychological Topics, 18(2), 317-334. View
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      • [9] Emmons, R. A., & King, L. A. (1988). Conflict among personal strivings: Immediate and long-term implications for psychological and physical well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 54, 1040–1048. View