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  •  In  the  Name  of  God,  Most  Gracious,  Most  Merciful            DEVELOPING     MISSION,  VISION  &  GOALS    Necva  Ozgur    M.Ed.   MERIT   Muslim  Educators’  Resource,  InformaEon  &  Training  Center   www.meritcenter.org                       nozgur@meritcenter.org    
  • A  well-­‐constructed     Mission  Statement  is  the   most  significant  factor  in  building     a  strong  organiza:onal  iden:ty  and  future.   It  is  the  embodiment  of  your  business  and  it  says     a  great  deal  to  your  customers  and  employees   about  what  you  aspire  to  achieve.  
  • MISSION  STATEMENT                                      OrganizaEonal                                      Mission   Family   Mission   Personal   Mission  
  • VISION  STATEMENT   VISION   •  A  vision  is  a  mental  image  of  a  possible    and  desirable  future  of  the  organiza<on.  is  a  picture  vision    future   The   of  the   •  What  might  the  organiza<on  “look  like”  ten  years  from   now?   •  A  vision  focuses  on  an  image  of  the  desired  end  result.   •  What  in  the  future  should  make  the  organiza<on      dis<nguished?    
  • MISSION  STATEMENT   •  A  mission  statement  is  a  statement      about  the  basic  purpose  of  the  organiza<on.   MISSION   •  It  is  a  statement  about  the     Why  does      organiza<on’s  reasons  for  exis<ng.   the  organizaEon   exist?   •  Clarify  the  organiza<on’s  primary  inten<ons.   •  Define  the  organiza<on’s  role,  bringing  focus  to      the  programs.    
  • GOALS    Define  the  desired  outcome      that  the  organiza<on  would  like  to  achieve      in  response  to  a  cri<cal  issue  or              fundamental  challenge.   GOALS   What  broad   achievements   must  we  aSain?  
  •      Vision  for  the  Future          Mission  for  the  Present    Where     are  we          Goals  to  Target   going?   C VISION        Core  Values  to  Guide                       O R E   Why  does     the  organizaEon  exist?   V MISSION   A L U What  broad   E achievements   S   must  we  aSain?   GOALS  
  • CORE  VALUES   Core  Values  are  traits  or  quali<es   that  are  considered  worthwhile;   they  represent  the  organiza<on’s  priori<es     and  deeply  held  driving  forces.   Values  are  what  drive  us!  
  • WHAT  IS  A  MISSION  STATEMENT?   •  A  mission  statement  explains  the  organiza<on's   reasons  for  existence,  and  answers  the  ques<on,   "What  business  are  we  in?”   •  Mission  statements  are  designed  to  provide   direc<on  to  an  organiza<on,  an  enduring   statement  of  purpose.     •  A  mission  statement  acts  as  an  invisible  hand  that   guides  the  people  in  the  organiza<on.    
  • MISSION  STATEMENTS  DEFINE  WHO  YOU  ARE    A  mission  statement  should  say  who  your   company  is,  what  you  do,  what  you  stand  for.    An  effec<ve  mission  statement  is  best   developed  with  input  by  all  the  cons<tuencies   of  the  organiza<on.    The  best  statements  tend  to  be  3-­‐4  sentences  
  • MISSION  STATEMENTS  DEFINE  WHO  YOU  ARE     Avoid  saying  how  great  you  are,  what  great  quality  and  great   services  you  provide.     Examine  other  organiza<on’s  mission  statements,  but  make   certain  your  statement  represents  you  and  not  some  other   organiza<on.     Make  sure  you  actually  believe  in  your  mission  statement,    if   you  don’t,  change  it.  
  • A  MISSION  STATEMENT  CAN  CHANGE  YOUR   DIRECTION   •  A  mission  statement  is  only  a  paragraph  long,  but  it  has  specific,   measurable  outcomes  and  a  deadline  for  accomplishing  that   outcome.  It  is  truly  the  best  way  to  start  your  journey  to  success.   •  Jim  Rohn  said,  “You  cannot  change  your  des0na0on  overnight,  but   you  can  change  your  direc0on  overnight.”   •  Crea<ng  a  mission  statement  will  help  you  change  your  direc<on.   With  an  inspiring  mission  statement  you  have  made  the  shiY  from   an  ordinary  board  to  an  extraordinary  board.  
  • PROPHET  MUHAMMAD’S   (PBUH)   MISSION   “You  have  not  been  sent  but     as  a  mercy  to  the  worlds” Qur’an 21:107
  • VISION  EXERCISE   The  goal  of  any  envisioning  process  is  to  arrive  at  a  shared  vision:   Imagine!    If  we  could  be  the  organiza<on  of  our  dreams   and  have  the  impact  we  most  desire,     what  would  our  organiza<on     look  like  in  the      year  2015?  
  • TWO  INGREDIENTS  FOR  SUCCESS   •  Texas  Oil  billionaire  H.L.  Hunt  once  said  that  there  are  only  two   ingredients  necessary  for  success:   •  The  first  is  that  you  have  to  decide  exactly  what  it  is  that  you  want.   •  The  second  ingredient  is  to  determine  the  price  you  have  to  pay  to   get  what  you  want,  then  pay  the  price  by  establishing  your  priori<es   and  get  to  work.   •  Goal  sebng  is  a  process  that  helps  you  to  decide  exactly  what  it  is   that  you  want,  and  then  to  systema<cally  pay  the  price  in  order  to  get   it.   •  It  is  a  process  that  helps  you  focus  your  <me  and  energy  on  your  
  • PERSONAL  DEVELOPMENT   •  Personal  development  is  a  lifelong  pursuit  because  life  is  a   work  in  progress.   •  Each  day  offers  an  opportunity  for  improvement.     •  As  a  parent,  spouse,  friend,  ci<zen,  leader  and  employee,   we  can  all  improve  our  performance  in  all  areas  of  life.  
  • PERSONAL  MISSION  STATEMENT   •  While  many  companies  proudly  display  their   corporate  mission  statements,  few  individuals  take   the  <me  to  create  one  for  themselves.     •  The  basic  idea,  however,  is  the  same  -­‐  a  personal   mission  statement  is  the  statement  of  your  core   values,  of  what  is  truly  important  to  you  in  life.   •  Personal  development  process  starts  with  developing   our  Personal  Mission  Statement.  
  • HOW  TO  DEVELOP  PERSONAL  MISSION  STATEMENT   “Your  mission  statement  becomes  your  cons<tu<on,      the  solid  expression  of  your  vision  and  values.      It  becomes  the  criterion  by  which  you      measure  everything  else  in  your  life.”    Stephen  R.  Covey,            The  7  Habits  of  Highly  EffecEve  People  
  • PERSONAL  MISSION  STATEMENT   •  A  personal  mission  statement  is  a  bit  different  from  a  company   mission  statement,  but  the  fundamental  principles  are  the  same.   •  Wri<ng  a  personal  mission  statement  offers  the  opportunity  to   establish  what's  important  and  perhaps  make  a  decision  to  s<ck  to   it  before  we  even  start  career.   •  It  enables  us  to  chart  a  new  course  when  we  are  at    career   crossroads.   •  Steven  Covey  (in  First  Things  First)  refers  to  developing  a  mission   statement  as  "connec0ng  with  your  own  unique  purpose  and  the   profound  sa0sfac0on  that  comes  from  fulfilling  it."  
  • WHAT  IS  A  PERSONAL  MISSION   STATEMENT?     •  Your  mission  statement  is  the  basis  for  making   major,  life-­‐direc<ng  decisions  as  well  as  the  basis   for  making  daily  decisions.   •  Your  mission  statement  becomes  your   cons<tu<on,  the  solid  expression  of  your  vision   and  values.     •  It  becomes  the  criterion  by  which  you  measure   everything  else  in  your  life.  
  • BENEFITS  OF  WRITING  A  PERSONAL  MISSION   STATEMENT   1.  Wri<ng  a  mission  statement  helps  you  to  uncover  your    talents,  interests,   and  your  deepest  desires.   2.  Pushes  you  to  think  deeply  about  your  life,  clarify  the  purpose  of  your  life,   and  iden<fy  what  is  really  important  to  you.   3.  Forces  you  to  clarify  and  express  your  deepest  values  and  aspira<ons.   4.  It  imprints  your  values  and  purposes  firmly  in  your  mind  so  they  become  a   part  of  you  rather  than  something  you  only  think  about  occasionally.   5.  Integra<ng  your  personal  mission  statement  into  your  planning  makes   your  vision  constantly  part  of  you.  
  • ELEMENTS  OF  A   GOOD  MISSION  STATEMENT    A  good  mission  statement  addresses  these   three  important  points:   1.      Values   2.      Purpose   3.      Ac<on              Answers  these  6  ques:ons:     1.  Who  are  we?   2.  What  are  the  basic  needs  we  need  to  meet?   3.  What  do  we  do  to  respond  to  those  needs?   4.  How  should  we  respond  to  our  key  people?   5.  What  makes  us  dis<nc<ve  or  unique?  
  • DEVELOPING  A  PERSONAL  MISSION  STATEMENT   •  A  personal  mission  statement  answers  ques<ons  like  these:    What  do  I  value?    What  are  my  talents?    What  do  I  want  from  my  life?    What  ac<ons  do  I  need  to  support  what  I  stand  for?      At  the  end  of  my  life,  what  do  I  want  to  have  accomplished?   •  A  personal  mission  statement  is  the  beginning  of  personal  leadership.   •  By  referring  to  it  and  internalizing  the  meaning  of  a  personal  mission   statement,  we  make  choices  that  are  consistent  with  our  values.    
  • PERSONAL  MISSION  STATEMENT  GUIDELINES    Keep  it  simple,  clear  and  brief.  The  best  mission  statements   tend  to  be  3  to  5  sentences  long.    Your  mission  statement  should  touch  upon  what  you  want   to  focus  on  and  who  you  want  to  become  as  a  person.    Think  about  specific  ac<ons,  behaviors,  habits  and  quali<es   that  would  have  a  significant  posi<ve  impact  on  your  life.    Make  sure  your  mission  statement  is  posi<ve.  Instead  of   saying  what  you  don't  want  to  do  or  don't  want  to  be,  say   what  you  do  want  to  do  or  become.  
  • PERSONAL  MISSION  STATEMENT   GUIDELINES     Include  posi<ve  behaviors,  character  traits  and  values  that  you   consider  par<cularly  important  and  want  to  develop  further.     Think  about  how  your  ac<ons,  habits,  behavior  and  character   traits  affect  the  important  rela<onships  in  your  life.     Create  a  mission  statement  that  will  guide  you  in  your  day-­‐to-­‐day   ac<ons  and  decisions.  Make  it  a  part  of  your  everyday  life.     Think  about  the  issues  you  are  passionate  about.  When  you  put   your  passion  to  your  mission  statement  that  will  make  it  more   compelling,  inspiring  and  energizing.  
  • 7  STEP  PROCESS  TO  CREATING  A   PERSONAL  MISSION  STATEMENT   1.  Iden<fy  an  influen<al  person  in  your  life.  Define  and  list  the  quali<es   you  most  admire  in  that  person.   2.  Define  who  you  want  to  become;  not  just  what  you  want  to  have   and  do.   3.  Define  your  life  roles.  You  may  have  roles  in  rela<on  to  your   profession,  family,  community,  or  other  areas  in  your  life.   4.  Measure  the  effec<veness  of  a  mission  statement  :                    DOES  THIS  STATEMENT  INSPIRE  ME?  
  • 7  STEPS  TO  CREATING  A  PERSONAL   MISSION  STATEMENT   5.  Write  a  draY  of  your  personal  mission  statement.   Carry  the  rough  draY  with  you  and  make  notes,   addi<ons,  and  dele<ons.   6.  Write  a  final  draY.  Refer  to  it  frequently.  Use  it  as  a   standard  to  judge  all  your  ac<vi<es.   7.  Periodically  review  and  evaluate  your  personal   mission  statement  to  keep  yourself  in  touch  with   your  own  development.  
  • DEVELOPING  A  PERSONAL  MISSION  STATEMENT   1.  VISUALIZE  YOUR  LIFE   •  Visualize  yourself  at  the  end  of  your  life,  feeling  completely   content  and  sa<sfied  with  everything  you  have  achieved  and   having  done  everything  you  wanted  to  do.     •  Translate  what  you  have  seen  into  long-­‐term  ambi<ous  goals  for   your  self,  and  then  work  back  to  more  realis<c  objec<ves  by   filling  in  details  of  what  you  need  to  do  in  order  to  reach  those   goals.  
  • 2.  IDENTIFY  YOUR  DIFFERENT  ROLES   •  A  way  to  achieve  a  balanced  mission  statement  is  to  break   it  down  into  specific  roles  in  your  life  -­‐  for  example:  mother,   daughter,  wife,  writer,  leader,  etc.   •  It  is  important  to  balance  all  of  your  roles  to  ensure  that   one  does  not  completely  take  over  your  life.     •  Your  goals  for  each  role  should  be  long-­‐term-­‐  focused  on   results  rather  than  ac<vity.    
  • STEP  3:  IDENTIFY  CORE  VALUES     •  Think  about  what  you  value  in  life.   •  Develop  a  list  of  values  that  you  believe  iden<fy   who  you  are  and  what  your  priori<es  are.  
  • STEP  4:  IDENTIFY  CONTRIBUTIONS     •  Make  a  list  of  the  ways  you  could  make  a   difference.     •  How  could  you  contribute  best  to  your  family,   your  friends,  your  business,  your  community   and  the  world?  
  •  IDENTIFY  CONTRIBUTIONS    My  family:      1.  To  be  a  leader  in  terms  of  personal  outlook,  compassion  for  others,  and   maintaining  an  ethical  code    2.  To  be  a  good  mother  and  a  loving  wife;  to  leave  the  world  a  bener  place   for  my  children  and  their  children.    My  employer  or  future  employers:    1.  To  lead  by  example  and  demonstrate  how  innova<ve  and  problem-­‐ solving  person  I  could  be      2.  I  can  be  both  successful  in  terms  of  solving  a  problem  and  successful  in   terms  of  profitability  and  revenue  genera<on  for  the  organiza<on.  
  • IDENTIFY  CONTRIBUTIONS    My  friends:  to  always  have  a  hand  held  out  for  my  friends;  for   them  to  know  they  can  always  come  to  me  with  any  problem.    My  community:  to  use  my  talents  in  such  a  way  as  to  give   back  to  my  community.    The  world  in  general:  develop  products  and  services  that  help   people  achieve  what  they  want  in  life.  To  have  a  las<ng  impact   on  the  way  people  live  their  lives.    
  • 5.  COMPOSE  THE  MISSION  STATEMENT   Write  a  mission  statement  based  on  what  you  have   learned  through  the  above  exercises.      It  should  incorporate  your  roles  and  goals,  and  be  specific   as  to  what  you  want  to  be  character-­‐wise  and  what  you   want  to  accomplish.    It  may  take  days  or  even  months  to  write  a  strong   mission  statement  and  even  aYer  it  is  done,  it  should  be   consulted  regularly  and  revised  as  necessary.  
  • DEVELOPING  YOUR  GOALS   "People  with  goals  succeed     because  they  know  where  they  are  going.”   Earl  Nigh0ngale  
  •    THE  POWER  OF  GOAL  SETTING:   WELCOME  TO  THE  TOP  3%   •  A  famous  Yale  University  study  conducted  in  1953   revealed  that  only  3%  of  all  gradua<ng  seniors  had   wrinen  goals  and  plans  on  how  to  achieve  them.   •  In  the  study  of  these  Yale  graduates,  they  found   that  the  those  3  %  who  were  goal  seners,  earned   more  money  than  the  en<re  other  97%  combined.  
  • Napoleon  Hills,  in  his  work,     The  Dynamic  Laws  of  Success,     interviewed  the  most  successful  people     found  that  the  common  thread  among  these     high  achievers  is  goal  sebng.  
  •  "Values  lay  the  groundwork  for  your  goals;   Goals  lead  to  the  fulfillment  of  your  mission;   Your  mission  leads  to  the  realiza<on  of  your   life's  work  —  your  legacy."                            -­‐Gary  Ryan  Blair    
  • TEN  GOAL-­‐SETTING  AREAS  OF  LIFE   •  One  of  the  great  strengths  of  The  Personal  Development   Planning  Model  is  that  it  offers  you  the  flexibility  to  explore   and  set  goals  in  different  cri<cal  areas  of  your  life.     •  This  can  be  achieved  at  your  own  pace  and  one  area  at  a   <me.     •  These  ten  cri<cal  areas  reflect  the  roles  we  play  in  various   facets  of  our  lives:  
  • THE  BEST  GOALS  ARE  CONSISTENT   WITH    YOUR  PERSONAL  MISSION   •  The  best  goals  are  consistent  with  your  personal  mission.   •  Goals  serve  us  by  organizing  our  ac<ons  and  by  giving   them  meaning.     •  When  we  sense  that  our  ac<ons  bring  meaningful  results,   we  have  greater  incen<ve  to  perform  those  ac<ons.     •  Our  mission  provides  the  purpose  for  our  goals  and   ac<ons,  and  goals  that  are  backed  by  a  sense  of  mission   tend  to  be  both  more  sa<sfying  &  mo<va<ng.  
  • GOALS  DEFINE  WHAT  WE  WANT  TO   ACHIEVE  WITHIN  EACH  ROLE   •  Roles  are  more  specific  than  our  mission,  but  they  s<ll  are  not   specific  enough  to  let  us  make  clear  plans.     •  We  need  to  take  another  step,  this  <me  breaking  our  roles  into   goals.     •  We  do  this  by  asking,  "What  do  I  want  to  accomplish  within  this   role?“     •  From  these  goals  we  can  create  specific  ac<on  plans  that  will   help  us  succeed  in  our  roles  and  fulfill  our  mission.    
  • GOALS  DEFINE  WHAT  WE  WANT   TO  ACHIEVE  WITHIN  EACH  ROLE   •  We  create  specific  results  that  we  want  to  accomplish  at   specific  <mes.   •  These  goals  become  the  basis  for  our  weekly  and  daily   planning.     •  Goals  are  the  building  blocks  of  our  mission  and  our  roles.  
  • 10  CRITICAL  AREAS  OF  YOUR  LIFE   WHAT  ARE  THE  THINGS  YOU  VALUE  MOST?   1.  Personal  Development   2.  Health   3.  Family   4.  Friends   5.  Community   6.  Career   7.  Financial   8.  Recrea<on   9.  Home   10.  Spiritual  
  • TEN  GOAL  SETTING  AREAS  OF  LIFE   1.  Personal  Development  -­‐  Con<nuing  learning,  building   skills  and  abili<es,  personal  growth,  etc.   2.  Health  &  Fitness:  Anything  related  to  your  general   health  and  well-­‐being  including  nutri<on,  exercise  and   physical  appearance.   3.  Family:  Your  rela<onship  with  your  spouse,  children   and  extended  family.   4.  Friends:  Close  friends  and  general  acquaintances.  
  • TEN  GOAL  SETTING  AREAS  OF  YOUR  LIFE   5.  Community:  Your  community  involvement  and  services  to  others.   6.  Career:  Work  and  related  learning  and  job  skills.   7.  Financial:  Financial  responsibili<es,  security,  inves<ng,  and  wealth.   8.  Recrea<onal  ac<vi<es:  Relaxa<on,  hobbies,  vaca<ons,  adventures.   9.  Home:  Related  to  your  home  environment.   10.  Spiritual:  medita<on,  relaxa<on  exercises,  stepping  back  
  • 1.  PERSONAL  DEVELOPMENT    The  "Personal"  category  will  help  you  to  focus  on  and  to   develop  goals  to  improve  yourself:    Improving  your  self-­‐image,  enhancing  crea<ve  and   intellectual  abili<es,  and  shiYing  your  abtudes  toward  the   posi<ve.      You  are  responsible  for  your  own  personal  development.  
  • •  The  single  best  investment  any  of  us  can  ever  make  is  in  our   own  personal  growth  and  development.     •  The  accumula<on  of  knowledge  and  the  development  of   success  characteris<cs  means  everything  to  your  future.     •  Some  sample  goals   1.  Join  a  book  club.   2.  Challenge  myself  to  leave  a  comfort  zone.   3.  Pay  a  compliment  to  someone  each  day.  
  • 2.  HEALTH    The  "Health"  category  will  help  you  to  focus  on  and  to   develop  goals  related  to  diet,  fitness,  addic<ons,  and   physical  appearance.    Your  body  impacts  everything  you  do  so  it  is  impera<ve   that  you  take  good  care  of  it  through  proper   nourishment,  exercise  and  rest.  Some  sample  goals:   1.  Exercise  at  least  5  days  a  week.   2.  Schedule  biannual  dental  examina<ons  and  cleanings.   3.  Stop  unhealthy  snacking  aYer  dinner.  
  • 3.  FAMILY    The  "Family"  category  will  help  you  to  focus  on  and  to   develop  goals  related  to  strengthening  and  enhancing  your   rela<onships  with  your  spouse,  children,  siblings,  and   parents.      Family  is  the  emo<onal  core  of  our  lives.  You  should  make   constant  deposits  into  everyone's  emo<onal  bank  account   thus  avoiding  emo<onal  bankruptcy.  Some  sample  goals:   1.  Plan  for  family  mee<ngs.   2.  Read  to  my  children  for  at  least  15  minutes  every  night.   3.  Call  my  extended  family  members  at  least  monthly.  
  • 4.  FRIENDSHIP    The  "Friendship"  category  will  help  you  to  focus  on  and  to   develop  goals  related  to  deepening  and  balancing  rela<onships   with  old  friends  and  to  building  new  friendships.    Surround  yourself  with  nourishing  friends.  Share  yourself  with   them  and  let  them  share  themselves  with  you.      Some  sample  goals:   1.  Invite  a  single-­‐parent  friend  and  his/her  children  over  for  an   evening  meal.   2.  Make  arrangements  to  spend  a  day  with  a  friend  we  didn’t  see   each  other  for  a  while.   3.  Make  plans  to  invite  friends  for  a  dinner  once  a  month.  
  • 5.  COMMUNITY    The  "Community"  category  will  help  you  to  focus  on  and  to   develop  goals  related  to  your  social  responsibili<es  to  local  and   global  communi<es.      The  defini<on  of  a  life  well-­‐lived  must  include  a  commitment  to   serving  others.  Some  sample  goals:   1.  Collect  household  items  to  donate  to  service  organiza<ons  once-­‐a-­‐ month.   2.  Volunteer  at  a  local  service  organiza<on.   3.  At  least  once  a  week  call  an  older  community  member  to  offer  some   help.  
  • 6.  CAREER    The  "Career"  category  will  help  you  to  focus  on  and  to  develop  goals   related  to  your  career.      Regardless  of  career  choices,  your  overriding  quest  must  include   developing  a  reputa<on  for  excellence.      A  sincere  commitment  to  excellence  is  a  noble  goal  which  serves  as   a  form  of  currency  in  the  world  marketplace.  Some  sample  goals:   1.  At  least  once  a  month  anend  a  seminar  or  a  workshop  related  to   my  career.   2.  Accept  an  invita<on  to  take  on  grater  responsibility  in  my   professional  associa<on.   3.  Expand  your  network  of  professional  contacts?  
  • 7.  FINANCIAL     The  "Financial"  category  will  help  you  to  focus  on  and  to  develop   goals  related  to  your  material  wealth  and  sa<sfac<on.      Making  money  is  the  by-­‐product,  it  should  not  become  the  sole   objec<ve.      Money  is  part  of  our  lives,  therefore  we  must  exercise  wisdom  in   how  we  earn,  save,  invest,  and  spend  it.  Some  sample  goals:   1.  Put  aside  at  least  10%  of  my  income  as  a  saving.   2.  Purchase  disability  income  protec<on  insurance.   3.  Purchase  a  $100  savings  bond  for  each  child  every  month.  
  • 8.  RECREATION    The  "Recrea<on"  category  will  help  you  to  focus  on  and  to   develop  goals  related  to  adding  new  dimensions  and  fun  to   your  lifestyle.      You  must  take  good  care  of  yourself  allowing  for  rest,  renewal   and  relaxa<on  without  feeling  guilty.  Some  sample  goals:   1.  Spend  at  least  once  a  week  hiking  in  the  mountains.   2.  Purchase  season  <ckets  to  the  local  symphony  orchestra   series.   3.  Plan  for  a  vaca<on  annually.  
  • 9.  HOME    The  "Home"  category  will  help  you  to  focus  on  and  to  develop  goals   related  to  the  maintenance,  safety,  and  enhancement  of  what  may   well  be  your  largest  material  investment.      Some  sample  goals:   1.  Paint  the  interior  or  exterior  of  our  home  this  summer.   2.  Plant  herbs  and  flowers  in  a  window  garden.   3.  Remodel  every  year  one  area  of  the  house.  
  • 10.  SPIRITUAL    The  "Spiritual"  category  will  help  you  to  focus  on  and  to  develop   goals  related  to  developing  a  God-­‐centered  life.      It  focuses  on  building  a  bener  rela<onship  with  God,  understanding    God’s  message  and  purpose  of  life.  Some  sample  goals:   1.  Read  Qur’an  everyday  for  at  least  for  30  minutes.   2.  Volunteer  to  teach  religious  educa<on  classes  for  children.   3.  Anend  a  weekly  religious  class  or  a  discussion  group.  
  •              GOAL  SETTING    Goal-­‐sebng  is  a                  process  that  helps  you        become  clear  on  what  you  want,      make  an  acEon  plan  to  help  you  get  there,      launch  into  acEon,  and  persist  un<l  you  reach  your     des<na<on  or  find  a  bener  one.    Goal-­‐sebng  process  that  can  significantly  increase      your  probability  of  success  and  achieving  what  you  want.      Research  shows  a  direct  link  between  goal-­‐sebng  and      enhanced  performance  in  business.  
  • WHAT  IS  A  GOAL?   •  A  goal  is  a  well-­‐defined  target  that  gives  you  clarity,   direcEon,  moEvaEon,  and  focus.   •  Goals  are  tools  that  help  you  in  five  main  ways:   1.  Make  a  posi<ve  change  in  your  life   2.  Form  a  new  habit  or  change  an  exis<ng  habit   3.  Improve  or  develop  a  skill,  talent,  or  ability   4.  Realize  a  dream  or  other  important  outcome   5.  Improve  your  performance  on  a  task  or  ac<vity  
  • THE  EVOLUTION  OF  A  GOAL   •  The  birth  of  a  goal  begins  in  the  mind  and   immediately  takes  shape  when  pen  is  put  to  paper.     •  The  goal  progresses  from  thought  to  sketch,  from   sketch  to  ac<on,  and  finally  from  ac<on  to   achievement.     •  The  achievement  of  a  goal  is  an  exemplary  tale  of   power,  purpose,  and  poten<al.  
  • FIVE  REASONS  TO  SET  GOALS:   1.  GOALS  CAN  GIVE  YOU  A  TARGET  TO  AIM  FOR   •  Dr.  Maxwell  Maltz,  said  that  human  beings  have  a   built-­‐in  goal-­‐seeking  "success  mechanism.”   •  This  success  mechanism  is  constantly  searching  for   ways  to  help  us  reach  our  targets  and  find  answer  to   our  problems.  
  • FIVE  REASONS  TO  SET  GOALS   •  According  to  Maltz,  we  work  and  feel  bener  when  our   success  mechanism  is  fully  engaged  going  aYer  clear   targets.   •  All  we  have  to  do  to  use  this  mechanism  is  to  give  it  a   target.   •  Goals  provide  your  success  mechanism  with  clear   targets  of  your  own  choosing  based  on  what  is  most   important  to  you.  
  • 2.  GOALS  CAN  HELP  YOU  CONCENTRATE   YOUR  TIME  AND  EFFORT   •  One  important  reason  goal-­‐seners  achieve  such  outstanding   results  is  that  they  have  learned  how  to  focus  and  concentrate   their  <me,  energy,  and  resources  on  a  single  objec<ve.   •  Their  concentrated  power  can  produce  results  that  are  much   greater  than  the  unfocused  energy  many  people  have.  
  • GOALS  CAN  HELP  YOU  CONCENTRATE   YOUR  TIME  AND  EFFORT     •  One  major  challenge  we  are  facing  today  is  that  there  are   many  things  available  for  us  to  do  than  anyone  could   possibly  anempt.   •  It  is  very  easy  to  diffuse  our  <me  and  energy  with  many   different  aimless  distrac<ons.   •  Goals  provide  a  way  to  focus  and  concentrate  your  <me   and  energy  into  carefully  chosen  targets  that  are   designed  to  make  significant  posi<ve  impacts  in  your  life.  
  • 3.  GOALS  CAN  PROVIDE  MOTIVATION,   PERSISTENCE  AND  DESIRE   •  Most  significant  accomplishments  are  accompanied  by   obstacles,  struggles,  and  failures.   •  It  is  es<mated  that  Thomas  Edison  failed  over  one   thousand  <mes  before  he  finally  discovered  a  way  to  make   the  light  bulb  work.   •  It  is  very  rare  for  something  important  to  be  accomplished   successfully  on  the  very  first  try.  
  • 3.  GOALS  CAN  PROVIDE  MOTIVATION,   PERSISTENCE  AND  DESIRE   •  If  you  want  to  achieve  anything  significant,  it  is  likely  that  you  will   struggle  and  fail  many  <mes  before  you  finally  reach  your  target.   •  High  achievers  keep  picking  themselves  up  aYer  each  fall  and   con<nue  working  steadily  toward  their  targets  un<l  they  finally  reach   their  goal.   •  Struggle  and  failure  are  oYen  part  of  the  price  you  have  to  pay  for   high  achievement.  
  • 4.  GOALS  CAN  HELP  YOU  ESTABLISH   PRIORITIES   •  You  will  find  many  obstacles  in  the  road  between  where  you  are   now  and  where  you  want  to  be.   •  Instead  of  just  going  with  the  flow  and  lebng  the  "current"  or   other  people's  interests  determine  where  you  end  up,  you  have   to  consciously  decide  which  way  to  go.   •  Goals,  missions,  visions  provide  a  natural  framework  to  help  you   iden<fy  and  establish  your  priori<es  and  make  the  "right"   choices  based  on  the  long-­‐term  view  of  what  is  most  important   to  you.  
  • 5.  GOALS  CAN  PROVIDE  A  ROADMAP     •  Goals  can  provide  a  roadmap  to  take  you  from  where  you  are  to   where  you  want  to  be.   •  A  well  craYed  strategy  with  an  accompanying  set  of   intermediate  goals  provides  a  framework  to  reach  far  away   targets.   •  Your  intermediate  goals  give  you  valuable  feedback:  they  tell   you  whether  you  are  making  progress  or  not,  and  can  warn  you   if  you  are  gebng  further  away  from  progress.   •  In  almost  any  endeavor,  you  will  need  to  make  adjustments  to   your  plans  and  overall  strategy  as  you  learn  from  your  mistakes,   face  and  overcome  obstacles,  and  experience  unexpected   setbacks.    
  • SETTING  GOALS   Are  you  being    “S  M  A  R  T”  about  your  goals?   •  S      Specific  &  Significant   •  M    Measurable,  Mo<va<onal,  Methodical  &  Meaningful   •  A    Ac<on-­‐oriented  &  Achievable   •  R    Responsible,  Realis<c  &  Relevant   •  T    Time-­‐bound  &  Tangible  
  • SMART  GOALS   •  A  common  acronym  in  goal  sebng  is  SMART  goals.     •  The  SMART  acronym  is  used  to  describe  what  experts   consider  to  be  "good"  goal  statements  because  they   contain  most  of  the  essen<al  ingredients.   •  The  SMART  acronym  itself  has  several  different   varia<ons  depending  on  who  you  ask.  However,  it  is   useful  to  look  at  all  of  them  because  it  provides  a  well-­‐ rounded  goal  statement.  
  • SIGNIFICANT      Significant  goals  are  the  ones  that  will  make  a   posi<ve  difference  in  your  life.      If  a  goal  is  not  significant,  why  are  you  even   contempla<ng  it?  Is  it  really  your  goal?  
  • MEASURABLE   •  There  is  an  old  saying  that  says  "what  gets  measured  gets   done.”   •  Making  your  goal  measurable  helps  you  see  your   progress,  recognize  if  you  are  moving  in  the  right   direc<on,  and  see  how  far  you  s<ll  need  to  go.   •  Some  types  of  goals,  like  saving  a  certain  amount  of   money  each  month,  or  reading  100  pages  per  week,  are   very  easy  to  measure,  while  other  goals  are  harder  to   measure  concretely.  
  • •  For  example,  if  your  goal  is  to  improve  your  rela<onship   with  your  spouse,  how  do  you  measure  it?   •  Focus  your  goal  on  specific  ac<ons  you  can  take  that  will   help  you  achieve  your  overall  objec<ve.   •  For  example,  if  you  want  to  improve  your  rela<onship,   your  goal  might  be  to  prac<ce  the  "4  small  steps  to  a   bener  rela<onship"  every  day.  This  is  something  that   you  can  easily  measure.  
  • MOTIVATIONAL   •  Goals  need  to  be  mo<va<onal.  They  need  to  inspire  you  to   take  ac<on  and  make  progress.   •  One  of  the  best  ways  to  make  goals  mo<va<onal  is  to  ask   yourself  why  you  want  to  achieve  it.  
  • METHODICAL   •  Methodical  means  that  you  need  to  think  about  a   strategy  for  how  you  are  going  to  accomplish  your  goal.     •  You  don't  need  to  know  all  the  details  at  first,  just  start   with  a  general  plan.  
  • MEANINGFUL     •  Your  goals  should  be  meaningful  to  you.     •  This  ensures  that  they  are  really  your  goals,  rather   than  your  parent's  goals,  or  society's  goals.  
  • ACHIEVABLE  &  ACTION  ORIENTED     Achievable:     •  This  means  that  you  can  have  a  reasonable  expecta<on  of   achieving  these  goals     AcEon-­‐Oriented:     •  This  means  your  goal  should  focus  on  ac<ons  you  can  take   that  are  in  your  direct  control.   •  It  is  OK  to  have  goals  whose  outcome  you  cannot  directly   control,  as  long  as  you  are  clear  about  the  ac<ons  you  need   to  take  to  do  your  part  in  the  process.  
  • REALISTIC   •  RealisEc:  means  that  the  ac<ons  associated  with  your   goal  are  things  that  you  can  do.     •  For  example,  if  your  goal  requires  you  to  spend  3  hours   at  the  gym  each  day,  that  may  not  be  a  very  realis<c   assump<on  given  your  present  situa<on  and  lifestyle.   •  Relevance:  Good  goals  are  relevant  to  you  and  to  your   life.  Relevant  goals  are  meaningful  and  significant,  they   can  make  a  difference  in  your  life.  
  • TIME-­‐BOUND     •  Establishing  a  clear  deadline  for  goals  adds  an  element  of  urgency   and  mo<va<on.   •  Trackable:  All  goals  should  be  trackable  so  you  can  see  what  your   progress  is,  either  in  terms  of  results  you  are  experiencing,  or   ac<ons  you  are  taking.   •  Tracking  your  goals  helps  you  determine  if  you  are  going  in  the  right   direc<on  and  make  any  necessary  adjustments  along  the  way.   •  The  best  SMART  goals  are  focused,  specific,  short-­‐term  targets  that   involve  things  that  are  under  your  direct  control.    
  • Why  do  so  many  people  who  realize     that  the  key  to  success  is  sebng  goals     s<ll  do  not  set  and  work  toward  clear   goals?  
  • OBSTACLES  TO  SUCCESS   SIX  REASONS  WE  FAIL   1.   Taking  Ac:on  Without  Planning:  When  it  comes  to  goals,   impulsiveness  is  the  key  to  regret.  Considerable  thought  must  be   given  to  the  ends  as  well  as  the  means  of  your  strategy.   2.   Planning  Without  Taking  Ac:on:  Endless  prepara<on  is  worse   than  ac<on  without  planning.  Accept  that  things  will  never  be   perfect.  Ques<ons  will  forever  exist.  Plan  well  and  launch!   3.   Unrealis:c  Timeframes  and  Expecta:ons:  Life  is  a  process,  not   an  event.  Nothing  great  was  ever  built  easily.  Exercise  wisdom   and  learn  to  be  pa<ent.  
  • 4.   Why  you  want  to  achieve  a  goal:  Before  taking  ac<on   on  anything  it  is  important  to  ask  yourself  this  key   ques<on.  "Why  do  I  want  to  achieve  this  goal?”   5.   Conflic:ng  Values:  When  we  have  not  clarified  our   reasons  why  or  defined  what  success  means  to  us   personally,  we  operate  on  someone  else’s  defini<on.   6.   Lack  of  Focus:  Success  demands  focus.  It  is  the  hallmark   of  all  truly  great  people.  Your  ability  to  get  and  remain   focused  or  lack  there  of  is  perhaps  the  key  determinant   of  your  success.  
  • TOP  SIX  REASONS  PEOPLE  DO  NOT  SET   GOALS   •  Experts  es<mate  that  only  5-­‐10%  of  people  bother  to   think  about  their  goals  regularly   •  Among  those  people  only  1%  to  3%  have  clear  wrinen   goals.   •  If  goal  sebng  is  such  a  powerful  tool,  why  don't  more   people  use  it?  
  • 1.  LACK  OF  PURPOSE   •  Goals  can  help  you  get  what  you  want,  but  they   won't  help  you  figure  out  what  that  purpose  is!   •  You  have  to  be  clear  about  what  you  really  want   before  you  can  use  goals  to  help  you  obtain  it.  
  • 2.  NOT  REALIZING  THE  POWER  OF   GOAL-­‐  SETTING     •  People  don't  realize  the  power  and  value  of  goal-­‐ sebng  as  a  tool  for  success  and  high  achievement.     •  It  is  likely  that  they  were  never  introduced  to  goal-­‐ sebng.  This  kind  of  planning  is  not  something  usually   taught  in  our  organiza<on  system.    
  • 3.  NOT  KNOWING  HOW  TO  SET  GOALS     •  Many  people  think  they  have  goals,  but  what  they   really  have  are  just  wishes.     •  Others  say  that  they  tried  goal-­‐sebng  and  concluded   that  it  doesn't  work.     •  People  almost  never  write  them  down  or  prepare  a   plan  for  achieving  them.   •  Goal-­‐sebng  is  a  tool  that  helps  you  achieve  what  you   want  step-­‐by-­‐step.  
  • 4.  FEAR     •  Fear  is  a  powerful  emo<on  that  can  help  us  in  many   circumstances,  but  can  also  be  destruc<ve  and  paralyzing.     •  Goal  sebng  oYen  requires  us  to  overcome  several  deep-­‐ rooted  fears:     •  Fear  of  failure   •  Fear  of  rejec<on   •  Fear  of  the  unknown  
  • 5.  A  BUSY  &  UNORGANIZED  LIFESTYLE   •  A  common  reason  people  don't  set  goals  is  that  they  are   too  busy  and  unorganized  to  even  consider  taking  on  new   challenges.     •  They  come  up  with  excuse  aYer  excuse  of  why  they  cannot   set  goals  right  now.   •  One  common  excuse  is,  "I'll  set  goals    someday  when  things   senle  down  a  bit  and  I  get  more  <me."     •  They  never  end  up  finding  the  <me.  You  have  to  make  Eme   for  sejng  goals.  
  • 6.  THEY  GET  OVERWHELMED   •  Many  people  get  inspired  to  try  goal  sebng  because  they  read  about  it  or  hear  it   on  the  news.  They  want  to  be  more  successful  and  achieve  bener  results,  and  they   understand  that  goal  sebng  can  help  them.   •  A  large  number  of  them  fall  into  a  common  trap  that  quickly  leads  to  overwhelm   and  frustra<on,  and  they  oYen  end  up  abandoning  goal  sebng  before  they  even   get  started.   •  You  have  to  start  small  and  gradually  build  up.  New  goal  seners  should  limit   themselves  to  only  few  goals  that  they  can  pursue.     •  Eventually,  most  people  can  simultaneously  pursue  one  or  two  large  goals  in  every   important  part  of  their  life  without  feeling  overwhelmed.    
  • •  In  almost  any  endeavor,  you  will  need  to  make   adjustments  to  your  plans  and  overall  strategy  as  you   learn  from  your  mistakes,  face  and  overcome  obstacles,   and  experience  unexpected  setbacks.     •  Your  strategy  will  also  need  to  change  and  adapt  based   on  the  situa<ons  and  circumstances  you  experience.  
  • 10  STEPS  TO  ACHIEVING  ANY  GOAL     1.  Write  It  Down:  Goals  are  specific,  measurable,  and  <me-­‐sensi<ve.  Write  your   goals  so  that  they  reflect  all  three  components.   2.  List  Your  Personal  Benefits:  Iden<fy  exactly  "Why"  you  want  to  achieve  this   goal   3.  Analyze  Your  Current  PosiEon:  Iden<fy  exactly  your  specific  strengths,   weaknesses,  and  opportuni<es  as  they  relate  to  achieving  this  goal.   4.  IdenEfy  Obstacles  and  Risks:  List  everything  that  could  possibly  prevent  you   from  achieving  this  goal.   5.  IdenEfy  Investments  and  Sacrifices:  List  everything-­‐  <me,  money,  and   sacrifices-­‐  that  you  can  an<cipate.              
  • 6.  Knowledge  Requirements:  Iden<fy  what  addi<onal  knowledge   you  need  to  acquire  or  have  access  to.   7.  Support  Team:  List  the  people,  groups,  and  networks.     8.  Develop  Your  Plan:  List  each  ac<vity  and  their  corresponding   target  dates  for  comple<on.  Use  all  the  informa<on  gathered   in  previous  steps  to  develop  your  plan.   9.  Set  a  Deadline:  Determine  a  reasonable  deadline.     10.  Reward  and  Celebrate:  Iden<fy  your  reward  for  the   achievement  of  this  goal.    
  • GOOD  LUCK  IN  DETERMINING  AND  SETTING   YOUR  GOALS  AND  MISSION  STATEMENTS!   Please  contact  us  at:    www.meritcenter.org   nozgur@meritcenter.org