SMART Goal Setting Specific – Goals should be straightforward and emphasize what you want to happen Measurable – If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it Attainable – Set goals that are in your reach Realistic – Set goals that are “do-able” Timeframe – Set a timeframe for the goal
SHORT-TERM GOAL A goal is considered short- term if it will take about six months or less to complete. EXAMPLE: My goal is to have ‘B’ grades and above in all my classes by the end of the quarter.
LONG-TERM GOALA goal is considered long-term if it will take about 6 months or longer to complete. EXAMPLE: My goal is to save $100.00 to buy a bike before the end of the year. I will save $10.00 each month.
Action Plan Anaction plan is a multi-step strategy to identify and achieve your goals.
Why set goals? Take control of your life Focus on the important things Make good decisions Finish tasks efficiently Builds self-confidence Sense of accomplishment Make progress toward bigger goals Setting the goal is half of the work toward achieving the goal!
Goal vs. Good Idea Good idea Goal I would like to go I will attend USC to college fall 2016.
Goal vs. Good Idea I want to improve I will have an A in my math grade geometry by the end of the 2nd quarter by turning in all assignments on time
Goal vs. Good Idea I need to drink more I will drink a water minimum of 5 glasses of water by 5pm each day.
Goals that stretch you Itis good to have goals that requre you to grow and to achieve and may make you a little uncomfortable.
Developing an action plan1. Set a specific realistic goal and write it down.2. List the steps you will take to visualize your goal.3. Identify sources of help and support4. Set a reasonable time frame for achieving your goal5. Evaluate your progress by establishing check points6. Reward yourself for achieving goal
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