Project and Goal Focus: Use these sample phrases to craft meaningful performance evaluations, drive change and motivate your workforce.

Project and Goal Focus is setting your mind and heart on things that matter and add value to your life against those things that add no value at all or of little value.

Project and Goal Focus: Exceeds Expectations Phrases

  • Cleans up one's workspace and keeps it organized in order to get work done with much concentration
  • Makes a to-do list at the beginning of each day or week in order to feel motivated to accomplish own goals
  • Prioritizes own tasks and puts the most important or the hardest ones first and saves the easier ones for the end of the day
  • Includes breaks in one's to-do lists in order to get time to freshen up and get the mind ready for the next task
  • Breaks down major goals and projects into smaller ones that are more manageable in order to feel focused and motivated to complete them
  • Sets a realistic time estimate for each project and tries to complete each one of them within the confines of each time limit
  • Breaks up more time-consuming tasks with easier or shorter tasks in order to avoid feeling overwhelmed with too many tough tasks in a row
  • Sets aside some time to read every day in order to test own ability to stay focused on one task at a time and improve own focus
  • Avoids procrastination; accomplishes a project or goal within the specified time and quickly moves to the next
  • Tries not to multitask when handling a complex task in order not to confuse own brain or slow oneself down

Project and Goal Focus: Meets Expectations Phrases

  • Avoids distractions such as answering non-work related calls in order to remain focused on accomplishing own tasks
  • Puts other people's work off until one has completed own tasks in order to avoid getting distracted
  • Finds a specific purpose of finishing own goals in order to stay focused and motivated to keep pressing on
  • Creates a vision board to help one visualize end goals more clearly and get inspired to take consistent action
  • Regularly checks the progress of own goals in order to stay on track and know whether or not to tweak own actions
  • Interacts with people with similar goals in order to get new ideas on how to effectively achieve own goals
  • Creates a diary that documents the goal pursuit in order to get clarity on the goals
  • Writes specific objectives in order to flesh out own goals and identify what one wants to accomplish
  • Ties goals to own values and interests in order to give them more meaning and stay motivated to achieve them
  • Writes down own goals with actionable commitments in order to make them real

Project and Goal Focus: Needs Improvement Phrases

  • Sets goals that cannot be achieved in the time frame that one has set for each goal and for oneself
  • Underestimates completion time for the goals thus gets frustrated when things take more time to achieve than expected
  • Gets upset when one fails to achieve goals instead of taking note where one went wrong and using that knowledge to reach own goals next time round
  • Does not review progress or take stock of everything that one has accomplished on a regular basis
  • Lets other people throw one's task off by accepting to do favors for them while working on an important task
  • Sets "negative" goals, which makes one lose motivation needed to accomplish them easily
  • Focuses on many different goals at once thus fails to give individual goals the attention and time they deserve
  • Wastes a lot of time merely reacting to life rather than facing things head on and planning in advance
  • Sets goals inside own comfort zone thus doesn't find them compelling enough to follow through and achieve them
  • Does not identify the next action for each goal thus fails to initiate or maintain the required momentum

Project and Goal Focus: Self Evaluation Questions

  • How do you communicate your goals to other members of the team? Give an example
  • Is there a time when you have involved other employees in developing your goals? Give an example
  • How many company goals have you achieved in the past six months? What approach did you take to reach them?
  • Is there a time when you have missed goals? What were those goals and why did you miss them?
  • Where do you see yourself in the next five years? What are you going to do to achieve this?
  • How do you organize your goals in order to remain focused and make them more achievable?
  • What are some of the things that get you distracted when trying to achieve your goals? How have you handled this?
  • Describe a time when you have missed an important project deadline due to poor planning. What did you do?
  • How do you keep track of your project to make sure everything is in order?
  • How do you differentiate goals that are urgent from those that are important? Give an example

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