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A Formula For Goal Setting


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A Formula For Goal Setting

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