Goal Setting

How Goal Setting Can Change Your Life? The Course to Success

Do you ever feel like you’re just going through the motions, without any real direction or motivation? What about those times when you have a general idea of what you want to achieve, but you’re not quite sure how to get there? If you can relate to any of these scenarios, then you’re in luck, because the solution to all of these problems lies in the power of goal setting.

Setting goals isn’t just a way to wish for something better – it’s a strategic approach to creating the future you want and achieving your deepest desires.

At Gateway of Healing, we believe that life coaching, particularly coaching that emphasizes personal development and a growth mindset, can empower you to set powerful goals and achieve lasting success.

In this article, we’ll explore the transformative power of goal setting, the science behind it, its benefits, and practical strategies for setting and achieving SMART goals.

The Science Behind Goal Setting: Why Does It Work?

Goal setting isn’t just about feeling good or having something to strive for. Research shows a strong link between setting goals and positive outcomes. A study published in the Academy of Management Journal (Locke & Latham, 1990) found that specific and challenging goals significantly improve performance compared to having no goals or vague goals.

The Psychology Behind Why Goal Setting Works

  • Clarity and Focus
  • Setting clear goals provides direction and focus, guiding your energy and efforts toward achieving what you truly desire.

  • Motivation
  • Goals act as a powerful motivator. The desire to achieve your goals keeps you engaged and energized, pushing you to overcome obstacles and persist through challenges.

  • Enhanced Self-Belief
  • Successfully achieving goals builds confidence and self-belief. This sense of accomplishment fuels your motivation and empowers you to tackle even bigger goals in the future.

  • Improved Cognitive Functioning
  • Studies suggest that setting goals activates specific areas of the brain associated with planning, decision-making, and self-control. This enhanced cognitive function allows you to strategize effectively and make better choices that support your goal achievement.

The Benefits of Goal Setting: A Recipe for Success

Goal setting isn’t a magic bullet, but it serves as a powerful tool for personal development and achievement. Here are some of the key benefits you can expect to reap from incorporating goal setting into your life:

  • Increased Productivity and Efficiency

  • When you have clear goals, you can prioritize tasks and allocate your resources effectively, leading to greater productivity and efficiency in all areas of your life.

  • Improved Decision-Making

  • Setting goals forces you to consider your priorities and values. This clarity allows you to make informed decisions that align with your long-term vision.

  • Enhanced Emotional Intelligence

  • Goal setting can improve your emotional intelligence by helping you manage emotions that might otherwise hinder progress. For example, setting goals can help you regulate frustration when faced with setbacks and maintain a positive outlook.

  • Greater Sense of Purpose and Fulfillment

  • Working towards goals that matter to you gives your life meaning and purpose. Achieving your goals brings a deep sense of satisfaction and fulfillment.

  • Reduced Stress and Anxiety

  • The uncertainty of not knowing where you’re headed can be a significant source of stress and anxiety. Setting goals provides a sense of direction and control, which can significantly reduce stress levels.

Setting SMART Goals: Turning Dreams into Reality

Now that you understand the power of goal setting, it’s time to translate aspirations into actionable plans. Here, the concept of SMART goals comes into play. SMART is an acronym for:

  • Specific
  • Your goals should be clear, concise, and well-defined. What exactly do you want to achieve?

  • Measurable
  • How will you track your progress? Establish measurable criteria to gauge your advancement toward your goal.

  • Attainable
  • While you want your goals to be challenging, they should also be realistic and achievable within a set timeframe.

  • Relevant
  • Ensure your goals align with your overall values and life purpose. Are these goals truly important to you?

  • Time-bound
  • Set a specific deadline for achieving your goal. This creates a sense of urgency and keeps you accountable.

    Here’s an example of a SMART goal

  • Un SMART Goal:
  • “I want to be healthier.”

  • SMART Goal:
  • “I will exercise for 30 minutes at least 3 times a week for 6 months and meal prep healthy lunches 4 days a week to lose 15 pounds.”

6 Additional Tips for Effective Goal Setting

    1. Break Down Large Goals into Smaller Steps

    Large, overwhelming goals can be paralyzing. Divide your goals into smaller, manageable steps to make them less daunting and track progress more effectively.

    2. Visualize Your Success

    Take time to visualize yourself achieving your goal. The power of positive visualization can enhance motivation and focus your mind on the desired outcome.

    3. Develop a Support System

    Share your goals with supportive friends, family, or a mentor. Having a support system can provide encouragement, accountability, and valuable feedback throughout your journey.

    4.Celebrate Milestones

    Don’t hesitate to celebrate your progress along the way, as this will keep you motivated and moving forward towards your ultimate goal. Remember, taking time to acknowledge your achievements is a powerful way to build confidence and momentum towards success.

    5. Accept Setbacks

    Setbacks are a natural part of the journey towards achieving your goals. Rather than letting them bring you down, view them as opportunities to learn, grow, and adjust your approach. Adopt these experiences with confidence and use them to fuel your drive and determination to keep pushing forward toward success!

    6. Practice Self-Compassion

    Be kind to yourself throughout the process. Goal setting requires dedication and effort, and there will be times when you stumble. Practice self-compassion and forgive yourself for occasional missteps.

Life Coaching: Your Partner in Goal Achievement

While setting goals is a powerful tool, it can be challenging to navigate the process alone. Dr. Chandni Tugnait, Life coach at Gateway of Healing can provide invaluable support and guidance on your goal-setting journey.

Here’s how a life coach can empower you to achieve your goals:

  • Clarity and Direction

  • A life coach can help you identify your core values, desires, and life purpose. This clarity serves as a foundation for setting meaningful and relevant goals.

  • Personalized Strategies

  • Life coaches don’t offer a one-size-fits-all approach. They work collaboratively with you to develop personalized strategies and action plans tailored to your unique circumstances and learning style.

  • Accountability and Support

  • Life coaches act as accountability partners, providing regular check-ins, support, and encouragement to keep you motivated and on track.

  • Overcoming Obstacles

  • We all face obstacles on the path to achieving our goals. A life coach can help you identify and overcome limiting beliefs, self-doubt, and other roadblocks that might hinder your progress.

  • Celebrating Successes

  • Life coaches celebrate your wins with you, no matter how big or small. This recognition strengthens your motivation and reinforces positive goal-setting behaviors.

Charting Your Course to a Fulfilling Life

Setting goals is a powerful tool for creating the life you desire. By harnessing the science behind goal setting, adopting SMART goal practices, and seeking support from a life coach, you can transform your dreams into reality.

At Gateway of Healing, we believe that everyone has the potential to achieve their goals and live a fulfilling life. We invite you to explore our life coaching services and take the first step towards a brighter future.

Ready to venture on your goal-setting journey? Contact Gateway of Healing today for a free consultation with one of our experienced life coaches.

We encourage you to share your thoughts and experiences with goal setting in the comments section below!

Reach Dr. Chandni’s support team at +918800006786  and book an appointment.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

facebook twitter youtube whatsapp instagram linkedin

Meet Your Life Coach & Healer

Dr. Chandni Tugnait is MD in Alternate Medicines, Psychotherapist, Life Coach & Healer with over 14 Years of experience. She is internationally Certified Facilitator & Practitioner in Access Bars, Access Body Processes, EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique, Angel Healing along with Card Reading, Theta Healing, Energy Healing, Aura Cleansing, Chakra Healing, Abundance Magnetizing & Color Therapy among many others. Read Dr. Chandni’s Story
As Seen On


We changed their lives and here they send us reasons to smile !
Priceless words of honour.

I have known Dr Chandni for only 6 months. Yet today I consider her part of my family and my being. When I met her, I was exhausted with life and with myself. Not only did her session uplift & transform my physical body but I was grounded like I havent been in 8 years. Highly knowledgeable, able to answer your deepest questions, full of light and exuberance, I havent seen any energy healing so significant and long lasting. Im privileged to receive wellness from her and I know that Im never alone. My association with her is for life and her specialness is above the heavens for me.

Ms. Rosy Singh
Corporate Trainer, Delhi

I was part of the session with Dr. Chandni Tugnait and so many friends asked me about my experience. The following analogy reflects some parts of the experience -The best of Buddhas disciple gave their quantifiable findings but when it came to Andanda, his closest one, he had tears in his eyes and responded in a single sentence – “I don’t know”.Buddha responded emotively, you have me in you. One has to experience it to believe in the healing process in totality.
Thanks a lot for your contribution Chandni

Mr. Gurpinder Singh Vohra
Founder Kriti Creation
New Delhi

Best person in town , all courses and learning content is awesome n really insightful

More power to her, she is changing the life of many people with her holistic healing techniques and helping in removing limiting beliefs of people and unleashing the power within them to get healthy and successful life.

Anketaa Sachdev

At times i wonder where does she keep it all. Such compassion – non judgmental, ever accessible, invaluable. It’s got to be a fountain within her that flows incessantly for the wary soul. No matter what your wound is, the magical waters of this fountain can cure all. And it was magic that got me to this fountain. For I had neither met her nor known her, at-least not in this lifetime! The first time i spoke to her, her compassion cut through my dense energy.

Qatar (UAE)

Chakra Balancing 5 days WhatsApp Workshop: It was well organised course, data was shared in time. Meditations were really helpful. All the details about chakra and different ways to clear and balance them were shared in a simple but effective way.

I am really grateful to be associated with Gateway of Healing.
Thank you 😊

Mrs. Jaswinder Kaur

It sure was nice meeting Dr. Chandni Tugnait.
The participants liked her talk.
It was nice and interactive – just what we wanted.

Ms. Mamta Saxena
IFC, World Bank

It was indeed a great honor for me to be trained by Ms. Chandni on my first visit to India. Not only did she teach us techniques on improving our proficiency in the English Language but also helped us to be able to communicate effectively with people from different cultures. The sessions with Ms. Chandni are always fun & informative. Even after hours of training with her, there is no sign of tiredness or lethargy. I extend my gratitude to you for teaching us how to be BETTER THAN THE BEST!!

Robbi Adhilni

Every teacher educates but only a few enlighten and Chandni ma’am is one of them. Besides having outstanding teaching methods, she is also very skilful and enthusiastic. And the best part is she never settles for what she and her students have accomplished. I owe a lot to her in terms of motivation, enlightenment and most importantly for making me a good human being. Her words of motivation “YOU ARE BETTER THAN THE BEST” always are a major source of ENCOURAGEMENT..

Nitasha Panda

Ms. Chandni is a fine young lady who simply touched my heart during my visit to India. Although she is my daughter’s age but the ease with which she handled our group of 40 odd people from different countries and different cultures, left me spellbound. English was never a problem for me but this young girl, who I proudly call my teacher, taught me some very interesting things. I wish you the best of luck in everything that you do. Smile as often as you can. May the Lord bless you!

Joseph, Diplomat
Sudan, Africa

Ms. Chandni Tugnait – You are simply WOW! Thank you for making me aware of the flaws in my language.

Abbas Ali

Ms. Chandni is someone who sets an example and acts as an inspiration for all her trainees. She full of knowledge and wants the best of us as students. A saying of her that I want to share with u all (that brought difference in my life) :

Saluna Koebeer
Suriname (South America)

I’m really thankful to Chandni Ji for bringing the awareness in me and helping me in empowering myself through the various workshops conducted by her. Not only am I more confident and happy now but also more capable of helping others by healing different issues in their lives. Thanks for always being there to guide me.

Soniyah Sharrmaa
New Delhi

I’m really glad I attended the Serenity Surrender Basic Workshop with Chandni Ma’am. I’ll be indebted to you all my life for showing me the path of self empowerment. I had put myself in the gentle and capable hands of my guide and mentor ‘Chandni Tugnait Sharma’ and found that my opinion of myself, and my beliefs in the cycles of karma changed forever. The sessions and workshops have helped me develop my full potential, unlock hidden talents, and create more compassion and love for myself and others. Love You Ma’am.

Gauri Dhiman
New Delhi

I shall be eternally grateful to my sister-in-law for helping me uncover the fantastic laws of Universe and exposing me to the world of great mysticity and grandeur. Nothing seems impossible for me now. I get all that I desire and much more. One workshop changed so much for me. I, now, truly believe that nothing is unachievable in this abundant Universe.

Saurabh Sharma
New Delhi

view more transformation stories

Healing & Consultation Sessions

Learn more about how you can enrich your life
through our inspiring content !

Stay Connected with
Dr.Chandni Tugnait
on Social Media