20091125 Goal Setting by Lakshmi Sowmya

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Miss Lakshmi Sowmya made a presentation in Telugu, on this topic of Goal Setting on October 4th, 2009 at the First Sunday Meeting on Personality Development conducted by Yuvabharathi, in collaboration with the City Central Library, at Ashoknagar, Chikkadpally, Hyderabad..

The live recording of her lecture can be heard,
as a part of the proceedings uploaded to:
www.archive.org – please search for Prof. V. Viswanadham and further search for locating : 20091004 dated recording.

Your feedback will be highly appreciated:
Sowmya_devarakonda@yahoo.co.in
And viswam.vangapally@gmail.com

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20091125 Goal Setting by Lakshmi Sowmya

  1. 1. GOAL SETTING Lakshmi Sowmya With technical support from Prof. V. Viswanadham
  2. 2. What is a Goal ? “ Point marking end of race; object of effort or ambition; destination;...” It is a specific, measurable occurrence, object, or accomplishment that one would like to achieve, or obtain in the future and develops a concrete action plan to achieve it.
  3. 3. The difference between a Goal and a mere dream lies in Direction Dedication Discipline Deadline
  4. 4. What differentiates a Goal from a mere Desire / Dream? The difference between a dream and a goal is a c t i o n
  5. 5. What hinders from setting a Goal? <ul><li>Fear of failure </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of success </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of rejection </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of ambition </li></ul><ul><li>Postponement mentality </li></ul><ul><li>Ignorance of importance of Goal </li></ul><ul><li>Ignorance of the steps to reach a goal </li></ul>
  6. 6. Basis of setting a Goal -1 <ul><li>On the basis of time </li></ul>Short term Less than an years time Middle term 1to 3 years time Long term Up to 5 years
  7. 7. Basis of setting a Goal -2 Mental Spiritual Social Physical Family Professional Basis for Goals
  8. 8. Characteristics of well-constructed goals “ To construct useful and meaningful goals ~ use the SMART method.” <ul><li>Specific - Goal should not be vague </li></ul><ul><li>… it should be clearly defined </li></ul><ul><li>Measurable - Goal should be verifiable - </li></ul><ul><li>in the terms of achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Achievable- Goals should be on par with your </li></ul><ul><li>capabilities - not too high or too low </li></ul><ul><li>Reachable- Goals should be realistic not </li></ul><ul><li>fascinating </li></ul><ul><li>Time Bound – Goals should not be open ended, - should have a fixed dead line </li></ul>
  9. 9. Elements of good action plan <ul><li>Step 1 : Choose a Goal </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2: Intensify your Desire to Achieve </li></ul><ul><li>your Goal </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3: Develop a Strong Belief That </li></ul><ul><li>You Can Achieve </li></ul><ul><li>Step 4: Write Your Goal very descriptively </li></ul><ul><li>Step 5: Break Your Goal Down To Mini-Goals & </li></ul><ul><li>Define Your Tasks for Every Mini-Goal </li></ul><ul><li>Step 6: Set a Deadline for Your Goal </li></ul><ul><li>Step 7 : Evaluate </li></ul>
  10. 10. How to Reach Any Goal: 4 T.I.P.S. T - Think it through I - Imitate others who are successful P - Practice, practice, more practice S - Surround yourself with support
  11. 11. GOAL Statement <ul><li>Goal statement is a one or two liner statement that briefs your goal. </li></ul><ul><li>Each goal statement should have 3W’s </li></ul><ul><li>What </li></ul><ul><li>When </li></ul><ul><li>Will </li></ul><ul><li>Example: “ I will finish ( will - determination), gathering information for my research paper </li></ul><ul><li>( What to do ), by this December (By when)” </li></ul>
  12. 12. So…………………. Stop Fearing Become empowered Fix a goal Proceed with proper action plan ……… .Success will be yours !!! Good luck
  13. 13. Lakshmi Sowmya Miss Lakshmi Sowmya made a presentation in Telugu on this topic of Goal Setting on October 4 th , 2009 at the First Sunday Meeting on Personality Development conducted by Yuvabharathi. The live recording of her lecture can be heard, as a part of the proceedings uploaded to: www.archive.org – please search for Prof. V. Viswanadham and further search for locating : 20091004 dated recording. Your feedback will be highly appreciated: [email_address] And [email_address]

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