Passion for Dance Podcast - Ep. 124 - Goals Part 2
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Ep. 124 – Goals Part 2

Episode 124: Why Goal Setting Works and Why You Might Be Getting it Wrong


In last week’s episode, we talked about the different types of goals and why dance competition goals can actually hurt your motivation. In today’s episode, I’m going to add some more info about why goal setting works and how it works, so not only you understand it better, but you can explain it to your dancers. We’ll do a recap on outcome, process, and performance goals as well as discuss the four ways goal setting influences performance.

When you all understand the how and the why, commitment goes up, buy-in goes up, and the process is so much easier. This episode will fill you in on all you need to know about goal setting if you want to see your dancers improve onstage!

“Good goal setting directs your attention to what’s important to you, and it helps you feel more accomplished and on track, so you are actually getting more done moving towards your singular goal, but you also feel a greater sense of achievement on the small day-to-day work, which will help keep you motivated and ready to come back every day.”

– Dr Chelsea

Key Highlights –

  • [1m 16s] – Why Goal Setting
  • [1m 55s] – Outcome Goals
  • [4m 12s] – Process and Performance Goals
  • [5m 07s] – Four Ways Goal Setting Influences Performance
  • [5m 29s] – One: Goals Direct Your Attention to Important Tasks
  • [6m 16s] – Two: Goals Help Mobilize Effort
  • [7m 11s] – Three: Goals Increase Effort Now and Later 
  • [8m 09s] – Four: Goals Help Us Develop New Learning Strategies
  • [9m 06s] – There’s no Direct Relation Between Goals and Performance

Resources –

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