Goal intentions have been found to be a weak predictor of goal thriving, (establishing new habits), while implementation intentions improve goal thriving. Interestingly, psychological well-being is improved when people abandon unrealistic goals.
This dose explores a must-read 2017 article in the Consulting Psychology Journal by Kenneth Nowack titled: Facilitating Successful Behavior Change: Beyond Goal Setting to Goal Flourishing. Nowack reviews issues and best practices in goal intentions, goal striving, and goal flourishing to serve coaches in maximizing client success. While this article focuses on coaching in the workplace, the insights are just as valuable for life or health and wellness coaching
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