Setting Objectives – Workshop

Setting Objectives – Workshop

How to have a correct mindset when setting an objective

We spent Valentine’s Day learning how to set objectives with a correct mindset. Bianca planned it all and taught us how to have a proper mindset when setting an objective, and how to make sure that we reach that objective.

The most critical factors for success are:

  • self-trust
  • perseverance
  • setting objectives


With objective setting having the biggest score in predicting success.

Objectives are boring

Let’s face it. Objectives are rather dull. When all you want to do is be free to every opportunity, to escape reality and dream about money, your great idea or business, objectives seem like a cage.

We all have wishes. But aren’t wishes just objectives?

What if fulfilling a wish is the same as setting an objective?

Where objectives seem dull and without inspiration, wishes seem emotional and with an impact. But in fact, they are the same thing.

How the workshop went down

We talked about all of this in Bianca’s workshop. In a relaxed atmosphere, we separated into three groups, and with pens and paper in hand, we delved deep into the objective setting journey.

We discussed the Magic Lamp process and SMART objectives and how to manage our time. We also took into consideration our emotions and how to combat procrastination.

Last but not least, we meditated. We let ourselves experience things differently and see how we could grow and achieve our objectives.

All in all, it was a great experience. We highly recommend trying the SMART objectives and taking some time to reflect on your goals.

How was the workshop – from Bianca’s perspective

As a facilitator, the most exciting part of holding a workshop is the unpredictability you encounter. You have the same material, but each group of people responds differently. The workshop on setting goals was indeed a different perspective, where the focus was not on techniques but instead on the emotional background that we need to take into account to have the energy to implement our goals, or, as I called them at the workshop, wishes. – Bianca, HR

And a word from our colleagues

The workshop was an exciting exercise that fascinated me. It was a reminder that people need a change in their lives. For them, to progress, they have to live behind monotony and predictability.

Valeriu, DEV

I found a relaxing, collegial atmosphere at Soft Skills for Software February 2020 edition, which had the theme “Goal setting – a different perspective.” I learned new, interesting things about how personal goals can be set and fulfilled both in career and in life in general. My conclusions about this workshop can be drawn in a few keywords: balance, detachment, perseverance, self-confidence.

Calin, Senior DEV

The ‘Goal setting’ workshop was excellent. We have analyzed in detail how to set reliable goals and how to achieve them. We discussed in an open and relaxing setting about the obstacles that can arise when we want to reach our goals. We even did an exercise on how to own our fears and live with them – to overcome them. What I liked most was the fact that we expressed ourselves freely and discussed more ideas. At the end of the workshop, I left the room optimistic, thinking about new objectives and how I could meet them, eager to apply the new ideas. And by the way, time flies when you take part in a workshop! 🙂

Corina, Business Analyst

The workshop managed to bring new perspectives on solving some problems that we observe by providing theoretical notions and practical exercises.

Cosmin, Support Team Lead

When you take a break from your daily routine, it is easier to analyze your needs and goals. One such opportunity was the course, where we focused on how we should set our goals. It is useful to find out methods tested and used by others to reach the goals. At the end of the course, I already had at least three new goals and redid the plans to achieve other goals that I had postponed.

Andrei, Project Manager

This workshop was something new to me. It was a beneficial thing given that the emphasis was placed on time planning, which is very important, especially in our field of work. Managing time and not letting your negative feelings affect the completion of specific tasks are beneficial things not only at work but in everyday life. I liked this workshop a lot, and I encourage such actions in the future.

Nico, QA
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