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Kaylin Koller SOSC 125 Disclaimer: All Examples are from my personal goals, use at your own risk!
Keep goals measurable. Make goals realistic. Stay specific when you create goals. Use a time frame for short-term & long-term goals. Keep priorities in mind when creating goals. Stay focused and motivated to complete your goals!
Career: To graduate in March 2012, my expected date to graduate if I pass every quarter. Personal: I want to start and finish planning my wedding in six months after I graduate in March 2012. Financial: I wish to have my credit card paid off within six months. (This is realistic for me with defined payment parameters.) Education: I want to have at least a B+ at the end of this school quarter in all three of my classes. Physical: I wish to lose five pounds in one month and keep it off for two months.
I want to work out for 30 minutes a day and at least four times a week. I want to get at least an 80% on my next exam which is December 5 th, 2011. I want to save $500 towards my summer vacation by June 2012.
I will not ask for a 100% on my next exam, it is not a realistic goal. I will attempt to get a job in the operating room at a hospital with the resume and cover letter I created in my SOSC 113 class. I will not ask to lose 20 lbs. in 10 days, it is not realistic let alone healthy. I have a goal to get 30 miles per gallon out of my car for gas mileage.
My goal to get a B+ in all of my classes can be met if I: read all chapters and complete all assignments. My goal to work out 30 minutes at least four times a week can be accomplished if I wake up early and work out before my classes during the week. To get better gas mileage on my car I can make sure to change my oil every 3,000 miles, keep up with care and complete scheduled maintenance every 30,000 miles as per manufacturer guidelines.
Be able to set goals for the day, week, month, next six months, next year, next five years, next ten years. Keep short-term goals separate from long-term goals. (The following slides elaborate this thought.) Keep a calendar with dates highlighted for certain goals.
I want to finish reading two chapters before dinner tonight. I will get my Final Project for SOSC 125 completed and turned in by December 9 th before midnight. I will study with three peer study groups before my Final Exam for Nursing 202 by December 5 th, 2011. I will get my rent paid by December 1 st.
I will set a date to take my NCLEX Exam after my graduation in March 2012. I will submit my resume and cover letter to the director of surgical services at a local hospital after I have received confirmation of passing the NCLEX Exam in 2012. I will start looking for a house to rent three months before (April 2012) my lease is up in June 2012.
My priorities are set around time sensitive materials. I keep a calendar that has highlighted dates or deadlines when my goals need to be met or completed. I let people know around me (fiancé, friend, mother, etc…) if I have important dates that I cannot overlook.
It is easy to get distracted or unmotivated. Keep your goals in a place where you can visualize them throughout your day. Print goals on paper and tape then to the back of a door. Put goals on your calendar with bright colors and sticky notes. Enter goals on your phone and have reminders pop up. Tell a friend to remind you a week before your goal needs to be done.