Transcript Goal Setting
Dare to…. DREAM
Choice not chance determines your destiny
Intention Aim Direction Target Goals Purpose Ambition Objective Destination
Set Big Goals and Go for it
Dreams allow you to see your future If you can see it, you can do it Dreams have to be important to you Dreams are your vision – your “wish list” Maintain a balance in your dreams (e.g. education, sport, family friends and work “Most people who fail in their dream fail not from lack of ability, but lack of commitment” Anonymous
Dreams without a plan are just that - dreams
How do we turn them into reality?
Turning Dreams into
Goals are dreams that you work hard to reach Why set goals?
To give us motivation To help us make plans for the future To provide direction To provide a sense of achievement and success “Goals that are not written down are just wishes” - Anonymous
need to be……
Specific Measurable Attainable/Agreed Realistic Timed
And don’t forget to think about …..
(friends, family ,team-mates) How you
and make adjustments to your goal
you will need to make (like missing parties or weekends away)
major goals can have on other areas of your life 9 trying to fit in schoolwork, friends, part-time jobs etc Importance of
Common Goal Setting Problems
Not specific Not focused – lack priority Not realistic No plan/strategy No ongoing evaluation Lack of commitment
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals” - Anonymous
S top T hink A nticipate R espond … and chill out and relax for a bit ... Of all your choices the first one isn’t necessarily the best one … will your choice help or hurt you achieve your goal?
Select the best solution – the one that helps you achieve your goal!
Roadblocks Money/funding Potential Solutions Sponsorship/part-time job/fundraising
Long Term Goals The way you want to be in 5 – 15 years in your career/work school accomplishments personal life (the kind of person you would like to be) The type of job you want The level of sport you which to play at eg All Blacks To join a band To be the best surfer in Auckland, etc
Short Term Goals Those which you will reach in 3 - 6 months
(out of reach, just, but not out of sight) Get B in Maths Get an A in English Make School Basketball team Spend more time listening to and supporting friends
The relationship between Long term and Short term goals
Short term goals are the small steps you take before reaching your final destination. (Your Long term goal.) They are the stops on the way
Make daily goals
how much time you’ll spend studying, the amount of an assignment you’ll get done, the grade you want to achieve on your current assignment Eg’s Do 30 mins practising maths problems a week Get an A for my English Assignment Get started on the first part of my science project 20 mins Basketball shooting a week
The Importance of Goals
The Value of striving for something, even if you are not successful The feeling of worth Self Esteem when you succeed If you dream something, you are more passionate about it
An Effective Goal should be
Clear and Understandable
Be clear about what you want. Avoid statements or promises.
Goals should be sufficiently challenging yet sill wihtin reach; something you can do and really want to do. Easy goals may be less rewarding Impossible goals lead to disappointment and self doubt
You are the only person whose behaviour you can change.
Goals involving others need their permission or active participation
Effective Goals continued Measurable
Set dimensions for your goal How long will you allow?
When will you complete what you set out to do?
Do you need to specify an amount of time or some prior conditions to be met?
You want what you want!
Avoid using either/or. If you include alternatives you may end up achieving nothing
S M A Specific Measurable Attainable R Realistic T Timed
Categories of Goals
on your tasks and your time. Rank the things you want to do, from the most important to least important.
Focus on the
things that need attention NOW.
problems Don’t dwell on past failures or future Do
one thing at a time
Divide large tasks
into smaller parts and tackle these one at a time Be sure to include
time for recreation and relaxation
Work at a comfortable pace.
“More haste , less speed” is a good maxim.
unexpected with your time schedule. Try to keep some time free each day to cope with the
Use a diary,
or a large calendar with plenty of space for noting down specific tasks, of have some other way of writing down your schedule and commitments
Review your important goals
for each day and each week. Revise them if you need to Don’t feel you have to get everything done TODAY.
Spread your commitments
period of time over a