The Psychology of Goal Setting

MCQ - November 16, 2010

As I’ve observed before, Mormons are a goal-setting people.  It’s pretty much unheard of to have an organization in the church which doesn’t have yearly goals and possibly monthly and weekly goals as well.  As a missionary, I learned that goals were practically part of the gospel.  We set goals every month and we were expected to meet them or know the reason why.  I believe in goals, and enjoy setting yearly goals for myself and trying to meet them.  Even if I don’t get there, I like knowing that it’s something I’m working toward, and if I do get there, I really enjoy the feeling of accomplishment I get from that.

But then we had a meeting about ward mission goals. (more…)