October 13, 2015
Goal Setting with the T.R.A.I.N. Method
When you are leading a team, you are sometimes faced with opportunities for growth and expansion. Though these changes can be difficult and even scary, true leaders persevere and build an even higher level of trust from their followers by displaying courage and strength.
T.R.A.I.N. is an acronym used to guide decision making processes within nearly any situation one may encounter. Follow it, and you will find success in your life.
T= Time Restrictions
Ensure you are setting time restrictions on when you will achieve each step of the process. By setting time restrictions, you force yourself to focus your attention directly on the issue at hand. This makes you more cognitive of what is occurring and how to prepare for the future with confidence. Ensure you are setting time restrictions on when you will achieve each step of the process. By setting time restrictions, you force yourself to focus your attention directly on the issue at hand. This makes you more cognitive of what is occurring and how to prepare for the future with confidence.
Being able to attain results on each step is important. If you are unable to find a way to get results, your efforts will diminish as you find yourself less motivated to continue your goal setting process. Keep in mind that other team members will also need to see results occurring or you risk losing their follower-ship due to their thought of you being incompetent.
Are your goal setting steps achievable and in a logical order? Are you planning ahead in a productive manner? Sometimes you will not know the answer until you have made a few attempts. The key here is to be flexible and allow yourself the ability to let others take control when they are on a roll. When someone is passionate about a specific aspect of your goal, let them run with it. That type of flexibility gives you creditability.
Inspiring your team through the goal setting process will ensure that they are motivated to take on the goal itself. Knowing how each member of your team appreciates being rewarded will strengthen the bond you have already created with each of them. Encourage activities where they will depend upon one another to accomplish goals, and they will in turn inspire each other.
There are absolutely no limits to how far you take this type of goal setting process. You can apply it to your own life in private or public matters. No limits expresses an openness to zero boundaries. Exercise your goal setting and then go achieve it!