March 01 setting goals

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March 01 setting goals

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

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