IYC12 - Setting Goals


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IYC12 - Setting Goals

  1. 1. Setting & Achieving Goals
  2. 2. Objectives• To outline the importance of creating clear goals• To highlight challenges associated with setting and achieving goals• To discuss ways to overcome challenges and achieve desired outcomes 2
  3. 3. Outline• Introduction• Characteristics of goals• Why you need to set goals• Easy steps to setting and achieving goals• Goal Gone Wild!!! – Goal Setting Mistakes• Conclusion 3
  4. 4. Introduction The Desire MatrixFantasy Plan Vision Too many peopleDream Goal dream or fantasise about where they want to go, but never draw a map to get there 4
  5. 5. Introduction...Fantasy An unrealistic or improbable supposition A series of thoughts, or imaginaryDream transactions, which occupy the mind during sleep The act or power ofVision anticipating that which will or may come to be A desired result that a person is committed to Goal achieve A written account of intended future course of Plan action aimed at achieving a specific goal 5
  6. 6. Characteristics of a Goal • Specific o Who? What? Where? When? Which? Why?A goal is a desired • Measurable result that a o How much? How many? How will I know when it is person is achieved? committed to • Attainable achieve. o Develop the attitudes, abilities, skills, and financial capacity to reach your goals • Realistic Key Word: o An objective toward which you are both willing and Commitment able to work • Time-bound o Grounded with a time-frame 6
  7. 7. Why You Need to Set Goals• To give clarity to your vision – More often than not your vision becomes clearer as you put it down in writing• Gives you laser focus – Focus brings blindness to distractions• Makes you accountable – Goals make you obligated to do much more than just ‘talk’• Helps you make the best use of time – You can determine the end of one task and the beginning of another• Helps you achieve your highest potential – You could uncover potential that you didn’t know existed• Helps you get the best out of life 7
  8. 8. Easy Steps to Setting & Achieving Goals1. Decide what you want I. Think about what you want II. Make a decision about what you really want III. Be specific2. Start small, but keep walking I. Break your ‘dream’ down into smaller more manageable parts II. If it is too large it may seem daunting and unattainable III. Don’t be overwhelmed and give up IV. Small set backs are more manageable than larger ones V. Set day to day goals VI. Make them adaptable (circumstances may stall your plans but should not completely stop them) 8
  9. 9. Easy Steps to Setting & Achieving Goals…3. Be specific I. Set times, dates, amounts, or limits for your goals II. Use specific words instead of ‘lots, more, many’3. Be positive when stating your goals I. Goals are always things you want, not things you don’t want II. State them in a positive way e.g. ‘I don’t want to fail my class’ should be ‘I want to pass my class’ or ‘I want a B in my class’3. Don’t underestimate yourself I. Don’t set goals below your capacity to deliver. The fear of failure is sometimes to blame for setting our goals too low 9
  10. 10. Easy Steps to Setting & Achieving Goals…6. Write it down I. A written list is an effective reminder of what you need to do II. Good review of your accomplishment III. Good for tracking your progress and to re-strategize if necessary IV. Confirms a willingness to make it true V. Make a vision board6. Remember that some fears are unfounded. I. How do you know you’ll actually ruin it? And how do you know for sure your co-workers will laugh at your effort? II. F.E.A.R - False Evidence Appearing Real III. Face your fears by critically analysing your thoughts on the matter6. Prioritise I. You cannot do too many things at a time 10
  11. 11. Goal Gone Wild!!! – Goal Setting MistakesGoal setting can go wrong for the following reasons:• Goals are set unrealistically high. – When a goal is perceived to be unreachable, no effort will be made to achieve it.• Goals are set so low that you feel no challenge or benefit in achieving the goal. – You begin to feel that setting goals has been a waste of time.• Goals are so vague that they are useless. – It is difficult to know when vague goals have been achieved.• Goal Setting is unsystematic, sporadic and disorganized. – In this case certain goals will be forgotten• Too many goals that aren’t given priority may be set, leading to a feeling of overload. – Remember that you deserve time to relax and enjoy being alive and not solely focused on your goals and achievements. 11
  12. 12. Time Management
  13. 13. Time Management• Time is the point or period at which things occur• There will always be 24 hours in a day. Since you can’t change time, change the way you use your time to maximise results. Time management is about changing behaviors over time.• Time that is lost can never be regained.• Time does not wait for anyone. 13
  14. 14. Understanding Time Chronos TIME For many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the Kairos causes – Vilfredo ParetoChronos (Chronometer): A point To every thing there is a season,in time at which things occur, i.e. and a time to every purpose underTime of day, etc the heaven – Bible (Eccl. 3:1)Kairos: A Season in which similarthings occur, i.e. Summer, etc 14
  15. 15. Time Management• Eliminate or reduce your personal time wasters• Learn to delegate, outsource or ask for help.• Establish routines and stick to them.• Set time limits for tasks.• Organize your files.• Personalise your schedule.• Break large tasks into smaller sections• Limit distractions; close your door, turn off your phone or put it on silent.• Schedule time for interruptions and breaks. 15
  16. 16. Tiny Time Tips• Do not leave emails in your inbox.• Make a to -do list and update it daily.• Plan your day, the night before. List the most important things first and follow through at the start of your day. Be it morning or evening• Know when you work best.• What are your time bandits?• Maximize waiting time.• Keep your work space clutter free.• Schedule down time. 16
  17. 17. Tiny Time Tips• Learn to politely say no.• Don’t be a perfectionist.• Use the internet to find time management programs which you can use.• Make to do lists for both long term and short term projects.• Be able to be flexible.• Have a positive attitude!! 17
  18. 18. Conclusion• Too many people dream or fantasise about where they want to go, but never draw a map to get there• A goal is a desired result that a person is committed to achieve• Everyone needs to set goals to drive and guide their actions• Proper management of your time will maximize your results. 18
  19. 19. THANK YOU