Performance goals _ An interesting aspect that began to show itself through the results was personal satisfaction in goal achievement. People who set \'Ability\' type goals, or \'Performance\' goals reported to be \'very satisfied\' with their achievements _ whether completely achieved goals or not yet complete. In part, this suggests the importance of personal values and suggests a question about the process by which they set goals.
Why Specific and Stretching? In Locke and Latham\'s 2006 study and previous articles, there is an emphasis on the positive relationship between goal difficulty and performance. Locke and Latham, 1990; Locke and Latham, 2002. That is, the more difficult the goal is to achieve, the higher the level of performance is manifest _ albeit moderated by commitment to the goal. Earlier studies had already identified that specific and difficult goals led to greater performance than easy and/or vague goals Latham and Lee, 1986