Goals Archives – Self Determined Life

Mastery goals: how they motivate and drive performance

Mastery Goals: University buidling

What are mastery goals?  We set mastery goals when we want improve our skills or knowledge about a specific task or subject. The focus is on acquiring skills, capabilities or knowledge – i.e. improving mastery or competence in a particular area. Mastery goals vs performance goals Understanding the distinction between mastery goals and performance goals … Read more

The difference between purpose and goal: understanding key distinctions

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When considering how to further your development, for example by setting goals for yourself, understanding the difference between purpose and goal is crucial. Purpose provides the underlying reason for doing something. It is underpinned by your values and the things that are meaningful to you. It therefore influences your life choices. On the other hand, … Read more