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Goals and results

A goal is a desirable state you want to move towards by making a decision.

Results are how you measure progress towards a goal.

Financial wealth

By default, newly created Plans include financial wealth as a decision goal.

You can specify results for the financial wealth goal as monetary gains and losses.

The best outcome for a decision with the financial wealth goal will be the end result with the largest monetary gain (or the smallest monetary loss if all end results are losses).

Custom goals

For decisions with non-financial goals, you can set custom goals in the Plan menu.

To set a custom goal you'll need to:

  1. Give your goal a name
  2. Set the result units for your goal

For goals where you want to maximize or minimize a quantifiable thing, you can make the result units the relevant quantity.

Adding a custom goal to expedite launch with results measured in weeks

You can change between wanting to maximize (more is better) or minimize (less is better) your result units by changing the unit preference.

Results with fewer weeks are better for the expedite launch goal

Goal scores

For goals that aren't intrinsically quantifiable, you can use goal scores to measure progress towards the goal.

Goal scores are the default result units for custom goals, so you don't need to set result units when using goal scores.

A custom goal for customer satisfaction with results measured in goal scores

Goals scores allow you to add results to events in your Plan using a relative scale where you can:

  • Use larger goal scores for events that move you more towards the goal
  • Use smaller goal scores for events that move you less towards the goal
Tip: For events that move you away from a goal (rather than towards it), use negative goals scores.