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Goal setting

The Importance of Goal Setting

  • Tuesday May 24, 2022
  • Teamwork   

“I love to win…but sometimes I lose. We all do!! Each and every experience has a lesson to teach and I try to learn them all. Constant improvement is my goal”

–Tatyana McFadden


Goals are something that we all have. Merriam-Webster defines a goal as “the end toward which effort is directed”. You’ve decided you want to accomplish something and so you set out to do it. Perhaps it is something small like getting out of bed or maybe it is something bigger like becoming the President of your company. The question isn’t whether you have goals but why you set them and what you learn from them?



Start BIG


When trying to set goals. Start big. Like 10 years big. What do you want your life to be like in 10 years? Once you have decided that, break it down into subcategories. This can be by time spans (e.g., every 2 years, 3 years, etc.), or it can be by category  (e.g., personal goals, professional goals, etc.). Keep breaking it down, further and further. Now you can start working on hitting these goals.


But why? Why are we setting goals?





Motivation – Setting goals helps you increase your motivation. Not only does having goals give you something to work towards, but they also give you a sense of accomplishment when you meet them, helping push yourself further.


Sense of Responsibility – Setting your own goals gives you ownership. These goals are of your own making, so it is your responsibility to accomplish them. 


Track Progress – Breaking your long term goal into smaller goals gives you the ability to track how you are doing. Each time you accomplish one of these goals you get one step closer to your bigger, long-term goal.


Prioritization – When you take the time to think about what you want to accomplish, it gives you time to truly think about what is important and what you should prioritize. Maybe you discover that you have been on a path that diverges from your ultimate goal. Now that you know, you can get back on the right track.


Beyond the benefit of having goals, it’s also important to know how to set goals.



Setting Goals


Be Specific – Being specific helps ensure that you are on the right track


Make Them Measurable – You want to be able to have a goal that is measurable whether that is in time or other categories.


Make Them Achievable – This is probably the hardest part of setting goals. Goals should be achievable, but not too easily obtained. Reaching your goals should be a little bit of a push.


Make Them Relevant – Ensure that your incremental goals are directly related to your ultimate goal.


Use A Timeline – Every goal should have a target date.


To help facilitate goal-making, we recently added an amazing experience to our selection about goals with an incredible Paralympic athlete! Tatyana McFadden has won 17 Paralympic Medals and 24 World Major Marathons. Our new experience dives into some of her best tips and explores what goals are and how to set them with real life examples from her own experiences.

Virtual Event with Tatyana McFadden

Join Tatyana at her experience How to Set Goals That Inspire Achievement.


Teamraderie Experiences can be explored and booked online via Teamraderie experience finder. If you are seeking a personalized recommendation, reach out to us at team@teamraderie.com.

Achieve Team Goals with These Experiences

What goals could you set and achieve in 100 days?

Led by trailblazing Olympian Simidele Adeagbo, this experience aims to boost energy and motivation through an engaging conversation. During the experience, you will discuss reframing goals, taking bold steps, and leveraging strengths to stay focused together. You will use Simidele’s goal-setting framework provided by Teamraderie and learn how to take actionable steps to achieve big outcomes.

Don’t miss this opportunity to fuel motivation and productivity, leaving you with fresh perspectives, a strengthened sense of camaraderie, and a collective team spirit.

$2,000 for up to 100 people
45 min

Do you need to align your goals to the greater purpose or vision?

Led by the world’s most-decorated Paralympic athlete Tatyana McFadden, this experience aims to develop purpose and align your goals through an engaging conversation. During the experience, you will discuss how to set goals that turn focus to engagement, find flow, and promote deep work together.

Don’t miss this opportunity to find your purpose, leaving you with new insights, a feeling of camaraderie, and a revitalized team spirit.

$2,000 for up to 100 people
45 min

Do you need to expand your flexibility, agility, and persistence to win?

Led by Olympic Gymnasts Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner, this experience aims to expand your flexible learning mindset through an engaging conversation. During the experience, you will discuss actionable tips for taking bold steps and keeping focus and will learn how to prepare for anything rather than everything.

Don’t miss this opportunity to flex your learning mindset, leaving you with new insights, unlocking your agility and discovering how to find perfection amidst chaos.

$4,500 for up to 100 people
45 min
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