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Ready, Set, Goal: Setting & Achieving your goals
Transcript of Ready, Set, Goal: Setting & Achieving your goals
: Setting & Achieving your Goals
FOCUS: CLARITY & PRECISION
- Dream your wildest dreams and make sure that your goals match your values.
- Fantasies can become reality, depending on how hard you are willing to work for them.
- Define your goal(s) by striking a balance between Fantasy and Reality; set a high but realistic goal.
– Be truthful to yourself by narrowing your choices or goals to the ones you really intend to accomplish.
- Process the results, but don’t make it the last step; evaluation should be on going.
and commitment are what make us strive to achievement.
This motivation can be obtained by developing a personal statement that creates a high level of emotion and energy that guarantees achievement.
creates more accountability and is what sets us on direct course to reach our goals.
“In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.”
;the object of a person's ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.
PURPOSE OF GOALS
Helps organize your time & resources
Measure your achievements and progress
Turn your dreams into reality
TYPES OF GOALS
Goals that can be accomplished in the near future
Goals that are more far-reaching and take longer (year or more)
Goals with an outcome that is a based on a specific date and time.
Goals that have an outcome, but no time limit
Realistic vs. Unrealistic Goals
Setting unrealistic goals can lead to feelings of failure, lowered self image and lowered self esteem:
What makes goals unrealistic?
Requiring unavailable resources
Too generally written
"TIME IS LIFE. TO WASTE YOUR TIME IS TO WASTE YOUR LIFE; TO MANAGE YOUR TIME IS TO MANAGE YOUR LIFE."
-- ALAN LAKEIN
PROCESS OF SETTING GOALS
1) Set Goals; What is your focus?
2) Outline specific plans
3) Identify strategies or tactics to reach each goal.
4) End ties with bad habits; Discipline yourself
Learn to COPE with problems that stop you from reaching your goals
C=Challenge (identify the problem, its causes, and results)
O=Option (select the best option from your possible solutions
P=Plan (make a plan to act on your option and either decide to adjust your goal or replace it)
E=Evaluation (check for progress and revise your plan if needed)
A Plan Makes things Happen
All good plans tend to include:
A clearly defined aim.
Linked steps or stages
Factors that will help reach each stage
Relevant and achievable proportions and timings
Professional & Life skills
Enlarged perspective & vison
Access to a sounding board
Wisdom and learning from past experiences
Positive role model
Tactics used to accomplish your objectives
Specific actions, or sequence of actions used to fulfill your strategy
1) What effect does goal setting have on the average person's life--does it really help them to accomplish more?
3) What are things that can keep you from reaching a goal? How can you overcome them?
2) Why should students set goals? How will it benefit their career?
4) Is it possible to set goals that are too high and therefore unattainable?