Goal Setting

Aayu Kharbanda
2 min readAug 8, 2021


Everyone has multiple goals in their life both personal and professional. Setting these goals and dividing the workload across the time span can make a big difference. This article gives you the goal-setting framework.

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Goal Setting Framework

Sample Goal — Preparing to run a marathon

Step 1: Find your one-day average

Find how much time and effort you can put into this task if you were to only do it for one day. Try doing it for 7 days and find the average time.

For sample goal — You try running for 7 days and find out that you can run 5 km a day on average.

Step 2: 80–25 rule

Start with 80% of your one-day average to develop the habit and keep increasing by 25% after each habit cycle (21 days).

For the sample goal ( average = 5km ) :-

· Start with 4km running instead of 5km

· Move to 5 km after 21 days (25% increase in workload)

· More to 6.25km after the next 21 days (25% increase in workload) and so on

Keep on increasing workload by 25% after 21 days till you reach your ideal workload. Which in this can be running 10km every day.

Step 3: Consistency

This framework works by building stamina and develops a habit. If the person is consistent, this framework will help them achieve anything they wish.

Final Tip: Customize it for your needs

You can change the numbers of this framework to suit your needs.

The number of days to form a habit — here 21 days

The Initial slow start — here 80%

The Increase percentage — here 25%

For example — If you have 6 days to do a task worth 48 hours.

Do 6 hours a day for 2 days, 8 hours per day for the next 2 days, and 10 hours per day on the last 2 days.


If you start slow and stay consistent you can achieve any goal you want.

Most people fail because they either

· Start fast and Stop because they get tired

· Prefer bursts of workload instead of consistency

· Don’t build stamina for daily workload



Aayu Kharbanda

An ambitious guy trying to disrupt education industry.