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A Formula For Goal Setting

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Part of Premier's Foundations Agenda course series ...

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  • 1. A Formula for thinking about short and long-term goals
    • Long-term goals can be reached by a SMART system of goal-setting:
  • 2. Formula
    • S pecific:
    • Practical steps you can take to meet your larger goal
    • M easurable:
    • Benchmarks or “markers” the lead to your long-term goal
    • A ction-Oriented:
    • Activities that can help you achieve your “measurables”
    • R ealistic:
    • It’s okay to dream, but it is also important to keep those dreams attainable
    • T imely:
    • Something you can look to in the not-so- distant future
  • 3. Let’s Look at an example:
    • Let’s say your “destination” is to be a professional track athlete
    • Your long-term goal for the year, then, would be to participate in a prominent track meet, and achieve a certain time in your favorite event.
  • 4. The SMART approach could look something like:
    • Specific:
    • Join your school’s track team
    • Measurable:
    • You will try and improve your time in a certain event (the 100m for example)
    • Action-Oriented:
    • You will run and train 3 times a week after school
    • Realistic:
    • Instead of trying to succeed at a number of events, you choose to focus on specific events like sprinting
    • Timely:
    • You can set certain benchmarks throughout the year - smaller more regional track meets for example - where you can improve your times and ability