Goal Setting

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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



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 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


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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 …..

 Your

support team

(friends, family ,team-mates)  How you


and make adjustments to your goal 


you will need to make (like missing parties or weekends away) 


 The


major goals can have on other areas of your life 9 trying to fit in schoolwork, friends, part-time jobs etc  Importance of

internal motivation

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

Overcoming Roadblocks

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

Daily Goals

 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?

 Straightforward

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










Time Management

 Learn to

put priorities

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

every day 

Work at a comfortable pace.

“More haste , less speed” is a good maxim.

Be flexible

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