What is a Goal? Goal a task we would like to complete an achievement we would like to make real objective, milestone, ambition, target (look it up!)
Why Set Goals? a way to motivate yourself creates internal motivation very effective way to get yourself working harder a way to measure success did we do what we wanted (reach the goal)? yes – let’s celebrate no – ok… what do we need to do differently?
How do we make good goals? Some goals work better than others. Example 1: I want to lose weight. Example 2: I want to lose 5 kg by April 30, 2010. I will run for 20 minutes and lift weights for 20 minutes, 5 times a week. I will only eat unhealthy food twice a week.
SMART Goals SMART is an acronym to help us remember some of the ways to make good goals
More on Goals A good way to make your goals more measureable and achievable is to include milestones or stepping stones. milestones / stepping stones like mini-goals – smaller goals with a shorter time deadline that will help on the way to your main goal
Be Flexible Be focused on your task and aware of the time / resources you use / need to use Moving too slow? increase the amount of resources you use or, change the target date The important things are: your goal is motivating you you are moving toward success