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How to Achieve your Goals Ashley Jones 2011 Indiana Sheep Symposium
Background Ashley Jones Sophomore in college Has raised sheep for 11 years, started with two leased sheep, now own 56 In both FFA and 4-H, competed in both National winner and finalist
Goals Win showmanship. Go to the fair and place 1 st in every class. When I am a senior in high school I want to be able to win most of the classes I am entered in, and win showmanship. Lets set a goal!!!
Goals Set S.M.A.R.T. goals S- be specific M- measurable A-attainable R- realistic T- timely
Goals--Specific Specific: A specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal. To set a specific goal you must answer the six “W” questions: *Who: Who is involved? *What: What do I want to accomplish? *Where: Identify a location. *When: Establish a time frame. *Which: Identify requirements and constraints. *Why: Specific reasons, purpose or benefits of accomplishing the goal. EXAMPLE: A general goal would be, “Win showmanship.” But a specific goal would say, “work with my showmanship lamb everyday.”
Goals- Measurable Measurable - Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of each goal you set. When you measure your progress, you stay on track. To determine if your goal is measurable, ask questions such as…… How much? How many? How will I know when it is accomplished?
Goals–Attainable Attainable – When you identify goals that are most important to you, you begin to figure out ways you can make them come true. You can attain most any goal you set when you plan your steps wisely and establish a time frame that allows you to carry out those steps.
Goals-- Realistic Realistic- To be realistic, a goal must represent an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work. A goal can be both high and realistic; you are the only one who can decide just how high your goal should be. A high goal is frequently easier to reach than a low one because a low goal exerts low motivational force. Some of the hardest jobs you ever accomplished actually seem easy simply because they were a labor of love.
Goals--Timely Timely – A goal should be grounded within a time frame. With no time frame tied to it there’s no sense of urgency. If you want to win showmanship, when do you want to win by? “Someday” won’t work. But if you anchor it within a time frame, “by my senior year”, then you’ve set your unconscious mind into motion to begin working on the goal. Your goal is probably realistic if you truly believe that it can be accomplished.
Goals Which of our first goals would be a S.M.A.R.T goal? Win showmanship. Go to the fair and place 1 st in every class. When I am a senior in high school I want to be able to win most of the classes I am entered in, and win showmanship.
Record keeping Calendars Dewormed, gave shots, docked tails, turned rams in with ewes Note books Writing down anything that you have done with your project Record books Health records, shot records, lambing, weaning, show results, expenses, income Excel documents Any records you want to keep, and in any format. Good way to keep prize money records.
Typical Daily Chores Feed– times two Water and hay any animal in stalls Check automatic waterer Check for foot problems, fly strike, anyone not eating, etc. Clean up around barn Feed stupid non-mice catching cats
Closer to show time Halter breaking Trimming feet Shearing bellies Training to brace Working everyday sometimes twice a day with showmanship entry Filling out show forms Scheduling farm visit with vet Bedding the trailer /stalls Packing show box
Contact info Ashley Jones Mail: 255 loop Hollow Rd New Tazewell, TN Phone: (please put something about this sheep meeting in the subject)