Bell Ringer<br />“A goal properly set is halfway reached.”<br /> -Abraham Lincoln<br /><ul><li>What does this statement mean?</li></li></ul><li>What is a Goal?<br /><ul><li>Goals: those things you aim for that take planning and work.
Short-Term Goal: a goal that you can reach in a short period of time.
Long-Term Goal: a goal that you plan to reach over an extended period of time.
Action plan: a multi-step strategy to identify and achieve your goals.</li></li></ul><li>SMART GOALS<br />
Setting the goal is half of the work toward achieving the goal</li></li></ul><li>Writing Assignment<br />Make a goal for yourself in each of the three categories of the Health Triangle (Physical, Social, Mental/Emotional) on how you could improve your health in each area this semester (3 different goals).Explain how each goal is a SMART goal (don’t just say, “because it’s specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely”).<br />(10 min)<br />
Goals Pay Big!<br />A study of Harvard graduates found that after 20 years, the three percent of them who had written goals achieved more financially than the other 97% combined! <br />"An average person with average talent, ambition and education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals." <br />
Developing an Action Plan<br />Set a specific realistic goal and write it down.<br />List the steps you will take to reach your goal.<br />Identify sources of help and support.<br />Set a reasonable time frame for achieving your goal.<br />Evaluate your progress by establishing checkpoints.<br />Reward yourself for achieving your goal.<br />
Inspirational Story Activity<br />15 min<br />
Writing My Own Eulogy<br /><ul><li>Think to a day in the future, the day of your funeral. Should you have died and people come to your funeral, what would you want them to say? What would you want to be remembered for? What is it that you feel your family and friends ought to miss most about you and specifically mention in their eulogy? Think about it and then write these things down. Think about what would you want to be remembered for, what are the qualities which you would want to possess, which would characterize you even at your funeral. Scratch out the ones which you already feel you possess and work on acquiring the others </li>