Goal Setting with Students Debbie Tebovich - 2012
What is a goal?A goal is a useful tool to help you focus and guide you to accomplish somethingA goal is a useful tool for implementing lifestyle changes
Be Specific What are you going to do? How are you going to do it?EX: “I am going to do more exercise” is not adefined goal but “I am going to swim forthirty minutes three times a week” is morespecific and can be measured.
Measure your GoalsHow will I know I have accomplished my goal?How can I measure my progress?
Attainable goalsYou need to understand what is importantto youGoals that use your strengths to help youachieve them
Realistic GoalsGoals that you can achieveChoosing goals that are challengingand realistic are the key – Where am I ? – Where do I want to be? – Is my goal reachable in a healthful way? – Do I believe in my ability to achieve this goal? – If not, how can I modify this goal?
Timely Goals Set a target day for you to reach your goals, maybe days, months, yearsYou can have short term, mediumterm or long term goalsA goal with a firm time schedulereduces the tendency toprocrastination and frustration
SummaryGoals focus and align performanceSetting SMART goals is challenging but useful and highly rewarding