The 5 G’s for Goal Setting

There are 4 key steps to facilitating a rich mentor relationship.

1. Motivation

2. Goal setting

3. Progress

4. Feedback

 

Here we will focus on step 2 with the 5 G's for Goal Setting. It is key that in a mentor relationship, the mentee writes down their top 3 goals. This ensures that both the mentor and mentee think about key outcomes upfront and throughout their relationship

 

The 5 G's for Goal setting are -

1. Goal Categories

2. Goal Priorities

3. Goal Balance

4. Goal Writing

5. Goal Timing

 

1. Goal Categories

Everything you do is prioritised according to your values. When it comes to setting your goals, it is important to link them to a values' category so that you assess if what you want to achieve aligns to your motivation.

 2. Goal Priorities

If you want to achieve a goal, focus only on 3 at the one time. You may have a long list of desires but you need to decide on the 3 most important things that you want to achieve.

 3. Goal Balance

Always try to find a balance when setting goals. You should only have 2 of your 3 top goals from the same values' category.

 4. Goal Writing

By writing your goals down, you are giving them a sense of importance. When you write your goals state "I will … so that …."  This will bring into focus the outcome instead of a task.

 5. Goal Timing

Don't make "forever" goals. Your goals must be stated with a time frame in mind. This puts a sense of urgency into your goals. To make goals realistic the timing should be 3 months, 6 months or 12 months.

 

The 5 G's for Goal Setting WORK.  Use them and achieve your goals. Live your dreams and succeed.

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