How many Smarties can you stack?
If your actual performance was UNDER your goal:
Actual performance 10
Score Calculations = actual performance X 5
Score = 10 x 5 = 50
If your actual performance is the SAME as your goal:
Actual performance 15
Score Calculations = actual performance X 10
Score = 15 x 10 = 150
If your actual performance is the HIGHER than your goal:
Actual performance 18
Score Calculations = (Goal X 10) + (# of smarties over your goal X 5)
Score = (15 x 10) + (3 x 5) = 150 + 15 = 165]
Long vs. Short
Short Term Goals
• Achieved quickly
• They help you achieve
your long term goals.
• For example: finish term
paper, wash dishes, mail
Christmas cards by
Long Term Goals
• take months, years, all
your life to achieve.
• For example: graduate
from college, become a
pilot, lose ___ pounds,
Seven Goal Areas
• S – Strategic, Specific (What exactly do I want to measure?)
• M – Measurable (How am I going to measure it?)
• A – Attainable (Is this a reasonable goal?)
• R – Results-Based (What will my goal look like when I’ve reached it?)
• T – Time-Bound (When should I reach my goal?)
Is this a SMART goal?
• Goal: I will go on a diet.
Is this a SMART goal?
• Goal: To improve my health, I will lose 10
• pounds by February 28, 2009.
Do you believe you can achieve?
• We need to learn how to dream.
• Keep the dream alive, reach your goals
• Some people don’t decide or have a vision
of what they want out of life. NO GOALS!!
• People with goals can see what they
eventually want to achieve and they can
see just how to get there.
Things to remember:
Goals must be realistic – you
can’t lose 40 pounds in one
Must prioritize – rank in order of
importance you, can’t
accomplish it all at once.
Do you have the resources you
need to reach your goals
(money, information, health,
energy, skill, etc.).
Build a bridge and get over it
• You will have challenges.
• You will have roadblocks.
• You can have excuses or success but not
There are three types of people
Ones that make things happen
Those that let it happen
And the ones that don’t know what
What one are you going to be?
• Take one of the goals that you wrote at
the beginning of class and rewrite it as a
• Write down three short term goals you will
need to do in order to complete your long
Get Your Goals Off the Ground
You need 1 ½ pieces of construction paper, string, scissors, tape
Use the whole sheet of construction paper to make a kite
representing your long-term goal.
Cut your ½ sheet into three pieces to tape to the string to represent
your short-term goals.
Write your goals on the kite and the three pieces.
Tape your string to the kite and put your name on the back of it.
Give each student a poster and have them draw their life map from
the present day and extend it until their fortieth birthday (or another
designated age). They should include the times they want major
events and changes to take place. They could include high school
graduation, college or post-secondary school graduation, beginning
of a career, marriage, beginning of a family, when they might get an
apartment, buy a house, buy a car, become famous, etc. Each
student's map will differ according to what they want to be and
accomplish. Have them include roadblocks or rocks along the way
that may make it difficult or impossible to accomplish those goals.
These could include bad grades, early marriage, lack of money,
laziness, illness, injury, etc. These roadblocks should be realistic to