Explain goal setting as a technique of motivation, in brief.
Goal setting as a technique of motivation :
As we know the fact that achieving performance goals is a sign of competence that affects motivation positively, but it is necessary to set realistic goals (aims) based on one’s own abilities. Setting up too high goal or too low goal, will adversely affect the level of motivation. The goal should be difficult one but should be realistic, specific and attainable. It should be attained step by step. Goal setting has been recognized as a powerful motivational technique as it mobilizes an athlete’s efforts and prolong his persistence.