2“If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend 6 sharpeningmy ax”Abraham Lincoln
3What is a goal? Discussion Activity: Shrinking Circle Discuss outcome of the Shrinking CircleWhat happened when the circle got smaller and harder to fit?How does this relate to our lives?What are some things that prevent us from reaching our goals?
4Long vs. ShortA short term goal is achieved quickly (finish term paper, wash dishes, mail Christmas cards by Friday, etc.). They help you achieve your long term goals.Long term goals will take months, years, all your life.For example: graduate from college, become a pilot, lose ___ pounds, etc.
5Do you believe you can achieve? We need to learn how to dream.Keep the dream alive, reach your goalsSome people don’t decide or have a vision of what they want out of life. NO GOALS!!People with goals can see what they eventually want to achieve and they can see just how to get there.
6Things to remember:Goals must be realistic – you can’t lose 40 pounds in one monthMust prioritize – rank in order of importance you, can’t accomplish it all at once.Do you have the resources you need to reach your goals (money, information, health, energy, skill, etc.).
7Individual Assignment: Write a long list of the goals you think would be important and worthwhile for you to accomplish. (a dream list)Now have them look at their list and ask themselves the following questions:Does it fit your values?Is it realistic?Is it flexible?Does it fit in with your other goals?Will the rewards be worth what you put in toit?Is it what you want?
8Belief Activity: The “I can’t funeral” write down on a piece a paper everything you can’t do.Next write a list of ‘I CAN’. Keep this in your note book/journal.Play song: “I Believe I Can Fly”
9“Success is in the bag”. You need purse-severance It requires the same amount of energy to be successful as it does to be unsuccessful.99% of your assets are standing in your shoes.80% of success is showing up
10If you are not working to where you want to be, you are AUTOMATICALLY working to where you don’t want to be.Keep your most important values in mind at all times when you are making LESS important decisions.Don’t sacrifice what matters most for something that doesn’t matter that much to you. There are always trade-offs
11Build a bridge and get over it You will have challengesYou will have roadblocksYou can have excuses or success but not bothStory: “Circus Elephants and Limitations”
12There are three types of people Ones that make things happenThose that let it happenAnd the ones that don’t know what happened.What one are you going to be?
13There is very little difference between mediocre and greatness. The boiling point is only 1 degree different than very warm water.The difference is tremendous. Steam can power many things.The difference between a race horse that wins first place and a second place is often fractions of a second.