SMART Goals Setting effective goals A goal is a target. What is a Goal?

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  • SMART Goals Setting effective goals
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  • A goal is a target. What is a Goal?
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  • What you want determines your goals What you want to have How you want to feel What you want to do What you want others to think of you The kind of person you want to be Your values Your mission statement Where do goals come from?
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  • Examples of Goals By next June, I will own a car of my own. At the end of the semester, I will have earned a B in algebra. On Friday, I will get a C or better on my history test. By next month, I will run five miles once a week.
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  • More Examples By November 8, I will have lost 10 pounds. By Friday, I will have complimented my brother for something. I will wash my clothes on Saturday. In June 2016, I will graduate from high school.
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  • More Examples In 2016, I will enter a technical training program at CSN to become an auto mechanic. On Thursday, I will turn in the essay due in English. Before I am 45 years old, I will own a Ferrari. I will buy a new iPod by December 1. By December 15, I will buy my dad the tool set he wants for Christmas.
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  • What is an effective goal? Specific: You understand what it is. Measurable: You can tell when you have achieved it. Action Plan: You have a plan to achieve it. Realistic: It is realistic for you to achieve it. Time-bound: You have a deadline.
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  • SMART Goals Specific (described clearly and exactly) Measurable (you can judge when it is done) Action Plan (you have a step by step plan) Realistic (it is reasonable that you could do this) Time-bound (has a deadline)
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  • Time Frames for Goals Short-Term Goals (Less than 6 months) Intermediate Term Goals (6 months to a year) Long-Term Goals (A year or more)
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  • Examples of Short-term Goals At the end of the semester, I will have earned a B in algebra. On Friday, I will get a C or better on my history test. By next month, I will run five miles once a week. In three months, I will have lost 10 pounds. By Friday, I will have complimented my brother for something. I will wash my clothes on Saturday. On Thursday, I will turn in the essay due in English.
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  • Examples of Intermediate Term Goals By next June, I will own a car of my own. Next summer, I will get a job. I will buy a new iPod by December 1. By December 15, I will buy my dad the tool set he wants for Christmas.
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  • Examples of Long-Term Goals In June 2016, I will graduate from high school. In 2016, I will enter a technical training program at CSN to become an auto mechanic. Before I am 45 years old, I will own a Ferrari.
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  • Analyze a Short-Term Goal I will turn in my 500 word English essay about The Scarlet Letter on Thursday. Is this a SMART goal? Specific Measurable Action Plan Realistic Time-bound
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  • I will turn in my 500 word English essay about The Scarlet Letter on Thursday. Specific-500 word English Essay about The Scarlet Letter Measurable-it is in the teachers inbox on Thursday Action Plan Step 1: Read the chapter on Monday Step 2: Write a rough draft on Tuesday Step 3: Write final draft on Wednesday Realistic-Yes, I can do this. I have all the information I need. Time-bound-Thursday
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  • Analyze a Long-Term Goal I will buy a car of my own by June 2014. Is this a SMART goal? Specific Measurable Action Plan Realistic Time-bound
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  • I will buy a car of my own by June 2014. Specific-What kind of car? How much will it cost?
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  • I will buy a car of my own by June 2014. Measurable-I have a car in June 2014.
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  • I will buy a car of my own by June 2014. Action Plan Step 1: Find out what kind of car I want-- research Step 2: Find out about how much it will cost, and how much gas and insurance will cost. Step 3: Figure out how much money I would have to save each month to have enough by June 2014. Step 4: Does my job pay enough? Do I have to get a job? Step 5: Reevaluate goal.
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  • I will buy a car of my own by June 2014. Realistic-I need more information to decide. I will have to make several short-term goals first before I can decide if this one is realistic.
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  • I will buy a car of my own by June 2014. Time-bound-June 2014
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  • Analyze a Goal Goal: Write your own goals and analyze them. Are they SMART Goals? Specific Measurable Action Plan Realistic Time-bound
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  • Motivation How do you stick to your goals?
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  • What gets in the way of meeting goals? Busy Not realistic No plan Goal is no longer relevant Discouraged
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  • What helps you stick to your goals? Have a good plan. Write down the goal and the plan. Know your priorities and stick to them when other activities get in the way. Be realistic. Reevaluate and change goals that are no longer important.
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  • To Achieve Goals, You need to be WISE Willpower Initiative Stamina Enthusiasm
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  • How do you motivate yourself when you get discouraged? Internal Rewards I feel good about myself. I am proud that I can run 1 mile. I will be very proud when I can run 5 miles. External Rewards My parents will be proud of me when I turn in my essay on time. My parents are going to take me to a movie when I get three As on my report card.
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  • Now Try It Yourself Make some goals for yourself