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156 Post author: lukeprog 05 February 2011 06:49PM

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Comment author: joshkaufman 06 February 2011 05:00:41PM 5 points [-]

Personally, I use PICS: Positive, Immediate, Concrete, and Specific. Huge improvement when you actually use it to plan real goals.

Comment author: [deleted] 06 February 2011 08:45:27PM 16 points [-]

PICS or it didn't happen?

Comment author: Procrastinus 06 February 2011 11:25:10PM 5 points [-]

I go with the CSI approach. Challenging, Specific, Immediate and make them approach goals. I think specific and concrete overlap quite a bit, though sometimes I separate them out too. SMART goals are based on a early 1980 paper on project management for teams. Only tangentially relevant for individual motivation.

Comment author: witzvo 15 October 2013 09:55:20PM 0 points [-]

I go with the CSI approach. Challenging, Specific, Immediate and make them approach goals.

Is there anywhere I can read about this? Are there academic papers? E.g. what keywords would make a good query to find more about how to set goals.

Comment author: [deleted] 07 February 2011 05:44:36PM 0 points [-]

Thanks! I'm going to try that.