Working towards a goal or target can boost your motivation and keep your training consistent. UPSC IAS Preparation is no different.
The Whole process of preparing for UPSC-CSE requires setting correct goals and working towards achieving them. When setting your goal, the first thing to consider is whether or not you are in control of your goal.
Example: If your goal is to Prepare and Clear UPSC IAS exam, chances are that you cannot be in complete control because you can’t influence what your competitors are doing. If you are all as good as each other and you all train, prepare and race as effectively as each other the end result can be difficult to predict and it may just come down to luck.
You can be in control, however, if your goal is to set a personal best. Whatever your goal may be, you would be well advised to think about all the factors that will underpin it and that you are able to control.
Here we look at three types of goals topdown:
OUTCOME – This is the result or the end (singular) goal that you are working towards.
PERFORMANCE GOALS – These are the performance levels that you need to be able to achieve if you are to reach the outcome. These should encompass physical, academic , psychological, functional and lifestyle markers.
PROCESS GOALS – These are the things that you need to do if you are to achieve the performance factors
Once you have set these goals you can put a plan in place that incorporates the process goals as well as monitoring the sessions to keep a check on your progress.