Dr Austin Tay


This episode touches on what goal setting is and what are the tools you can use to help you set your goals.


In the first part of the episode, a definition of what goal setting was introduced and also an introduction of the five basic principles of goal- setting as proposed by Edwin Locke and Gary Latham. https://www.amazon.com/Theory-Goal-Setting-Task-Performance/dp/0139131388


In the second and third parts of the podcast, the two models introduced are

GROW – Goals, Reality, Options/Opportunities and Will/Way Forward

SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-based


In the fourth, I share three pitfalls based on my experience working with individuals. The information shared under the 1st pitfall derived from the principles used in the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT for short). To learn more about ACT, I would recommend the following books


1) The Happiness Trap – Russ Harris
2) The Essential Guide to the ACT Matrix – Kevin Polk and Benjamin Schoendorff
3) The Mindful and Effective Employee – Paul Flaxman, Frank Bond and Fredrik Livheim

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