For long-term success, goal setting is fundamental. For students, setting clear and actionable goals can help track progress and allow them to focus on their priorities. To help students understand the importance of goal setting, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), School of Commerce, conducted an informative session for B. Com first-year students on 25th and 27th July 2022.
The guest speaker for the session was Mr. Rahul Kapoor, a mind-set coach, inspirational speaker, and author. Mr. Kapoor has trained over two lakh people from various backgrounds in the past 20 years and conducted sessions in 15 countries, including India, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, USA, and the Middle East.
During the session, the speaker discussed eight steps of setting goals and how to achieve them. The important steps included identifying values, goals, action plan, motivation, discipline, flexibility, and outcome. He highlighted the problems faced by students while setting goals and why they cannot achieve those. He stressed how students should accept failure and stay motivated to work in the right direction. Further, the speaker explained the importance of self-love and acceptance and how students can achieve the stage of self-acceptance.
More than 600 students in three batches attended this interactive session. The energy of Mr. Kapoor kept the students enthusiastic throughout the session. For students, one of the main takeaways from the session was that goal setting should not be the primary focus of one's life and one can only achieve the desired outcome if the process of goal setting is followed correctly.