For many people, setting goals is a natural part of life. We are encouraged to set goals in work settings, education, and even in the new year. However, many people who set goals aren’t successful in achieving them. As a life coach, it is your job to help your clients set goals that they can achieve. Let’s talk about how to help your clients set attainable goals.
When it comes to setting attainable goals, there are some tips to remember. The first thing to remember about goal setting is that it is important to stay accountable by writing down the goal. Writing your goal down makes it physically real and much more difficult for your client to change their mind.
Next, when creating a goal it’s important to be specific. This is why many people go by the S.M.A.R.T acronym. This acronym is an easy way to remember how to create good goals. The best goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely. Following this acronym, your client will be able to set a goal they have a good chance of attaining.
Finally, you should help your client set short-term milestones for the goal. It’s no secret that positive reinforcement keeps people motivated and invested, so working with your client to set milestones and reward themselves for small progress will help them stay invested and achieve their goals.
While you are helping your client set attainable goals, you should set goals for yourself as well. Whether you are just starting as a life coach or have been working for a while, you should always seek to continue your education. You can always better yourself and what you can offer your clients. Coach Training Alliance has many coaching courses for new and continuing students.