Goal Setting Paths to success… By Roy Cisneros Regional Officer Owensboro Community & Technical College
Personal Goal Setting Write your goals down…
Benefits for setting personal goals:
A. Peace of mind.
B. Increases your enthusiasm and motivation.
C. Improve your time-management skills.
D. Make better decisions.
E. Reach your dreams! After all a goal is a dream with a deadline!
A Good Foundation Start with setting SMART goals!
SIMPLE , Clear, simple, specific goals give people an unmistakable vision of what needs to be done.
MEASURABLE : Establish how progress will be determined.
ACCOUNTABLE , someone must be responsible for achieving the goal. Gives a sense of purpose to the goal.
REALISTIC , both in terms of being meaningful and affordable. Goals without meaning are considered unrealistic.
TIMELY , each element of action that must occur to achieve the goal should have a deadline established.
Periodically re-evaluate your goals, don’t be afraid to add, modify, or even eliminate goals. Remember, your goals reflect what's important to you.
When you reach a goal – celebrate it! If you fail; learn and grow from it. Failure is one step closer to success,… plus it builds patience!
In Conclusion to Personal Goal Setting
Goal setting is an important method for you to decide what is important in your life, motivate yourself to achieve results, and build your self-confidence.
After reaching some goals, many successful leaders have said “ I now know that I can do anything that I set my mind on”.
If you don’t have your personal goals WRITTEN down, now is a great time to start!!
Norman Vincent Peale
“ There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.”
Smart Goal Setting For The Chapter…
Goals just don’t “happen.”
Set a common “vision.”
What do we want.
Why do we want it.
How do we intend to get it.
When do we expect to finish.
Share a “vision”.
Your team must determine what accomplishments would lead to your vision.
Participation creates a sense of ownership and a feeling of common destiny among those who help set the goals.
Group wisdom can help eliminate impractical ideas.
“ The most pathetic person is one with sight, but not vision!”
Page 2… wrap it up
You and your team must sit down together and set the goals you want to achieve by following SMART.
SWOT… A great evaluation method.
SWOT analysis is great to help identify goals for the coming months or year.
SWOT is an acronym from the words Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats. It can help you bring focus to what’s going on in both the Internal and External environments for you and your chapter.
Helps examine strengths and weakness in your Chapter and opportunities and threats in your college, city, and state.
Advantages and skills, things you and others do well.
Lessons learned from past failures or setbacks.
Skills and things you and others need to improve.
Things you need to avoid.
Things that are going poorly.
Consider issues important in other parts of the organization or community.
Consider local events.
“ Ability is of little account without opportunity.”
Consider shortages of needed resources (personal, time and money).
Consider other organization’s activities and needs.
Learn how to, pair up or use against, in order to take advantage, overcome, achieve, or eliminate situations that face your chapter.
This is a strong weapon to “pack” to your next “Elite Combat Unit.” meeting. Spread the Ammo…
And of Course…
They will always stick their ugly heads in your face. Turn the negatives into positives!
“ Ex. Can’t work with them…”
Focus on your goals!
Put your differences aside, pick them up outside as you leave.
Cleared a hurdle? Visualize yourself clearing the next one!
Work as a team and you WILL overcome!
Words by William B. Werther
The purpose of goal-setting actually goes beyond identifying the goals your organization wishes to achieve. “The process used to decide priorities should leave the group enthused and committed. The involvement of others taps their ideas and creativity, which is more likely to spark the attainment of smart objectives.”
Daniel Burnham, American Architect 1846-1912
“… take your objectives and reflect on the underlying meaning and articulate what motivates you to work toward the objective; set high expectations for your completion with grand success; create a detailed, orderly, and executable plan.”
Now that’s SMART…
“ Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”