Setting a goal

An exercise in goal setting:

  • Write down a goal for yourself that you feel that you really want to achieve in the next year.  Be sure it is specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely.
  • Follow this with the reason you feel that you must reach this goal.  Why do you want this?  What is the pleasure you will receive from attaining the goal?
  • Finally write down 2 things that you can do right now to reach your goal.  Take action.  Then follow up by reviewing your goal and actions to be sure you are working toward that goal everyday.

Goal Setting

Young students

Goal setting means: “I have the recipe to achieve my dreams!”

Older students, teens, adults:

Goal setting is deciding what you’d like to achieve and making a plan to achieve it.

Successful goal setting

Learning how to set goals and more important how to acheive your goals is an important part of our life.  In fact it allows us to shape our life instead of wandering aimlessly.  Fitzhugh Dodson once explained, “Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.”
One thing I have learned about goals is it has to come from the results we would like to see, and we must have very strong reasons or purpose for there to be a real commitment to the goal.
Ask  yourself:  What is the result I would like to see and then ask why.  Though I am sure everyone has heard this before we know that all goals must be able to answer these questions.  Is it specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely?
Am I committed to achieving this goal?