Goals Spring 2011


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Goals Spring 2011

  1. 1. Pathways 2011
  2. 2.  A specific, measurable occurrence, object, or accomplishment that you would like to achieve, or obtain in the future. you want to end up It is where Not where you are today Always keep the end in mind
  3. 3.  To achieve your goals for your career and your life requires self-motivation—the determination to stay on track and avoid distractions.
  4. 4. Is a positive step in reaching your end result S-Specific M-Measurable A-Attainable R-Realistic T-Timely
  5. 5. A specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal.EXAMPLE:General goal -"Get in shape‖Specific goal - "Join a health club and workout 3 days a week"
  6. 6. If you cant measure it, you cant manage it. Choose a goal with measurable progress, so you can see the change occur. Be specific!EXAMPLE: Not measureable - "I want to be a good reader" is not as measurable.Measureable - "I want to read 3 chapter books of 100 pages before my birthday‖
  7. 7. Identifying goals that are important to you, helps develop attitudes, abilities, skills, and financial capacity to make them come true.EXAMPLE: Unachievable - lose 20 lbs in 1weekAchievable - lose 1 lb once achieved aim to lose another 1 lb.
  8. 8. Means "do-able.― An objective which you are willing and able to work towards. It may push your skills and knowledge but it should not break you.EXAMPLE: Unrealistic - A goal to never eat sweetsRealistic - Eat a piece of fruit a day instead of the sweets. Reducing the amount of sweets is a realistic goal.
  9. 9. A goal should be grounded within a time frame.EXAMPLE:Untimely - You want to lose 10 lbs, somedayTimely – I will loose 10 lbs by January
  10. 10. Short-term goals: within 1-6 monthsMed-term goals: within 1-2 yearsLong-term goals: within 5 or more years
  11. 11.  Realistic Challenging Important Positive
  12. 12.  How much time will be required to meet your goal. Divide the time into smaller components. Use a desk calendar, a planner, or to schedule the day, month, or year by which each step should be completed. Use a time line, including all the steps necessary to reach your long-term goal
  13. 13.  Difficult school courses Inability to concentrate Indecision Distractions Procrastination Lack of money for education Strong competition for jobs
  14. 14.  Ask for guidance from someone who has faced the same obstacle. Break a roadblock into smaller problems and try to find a solution to each problem.
  15. 15. ◦ Goals- It is where you want to end up not where you are today Always keep the end in mind◦ Make SMART goals
  16. 16.  Time Frame  Short-term  Mid-term  Long-term Strategies to accomplish your goals How to overcome roadblocks