Presentation on theme: "Goal Setting Strategies for Success Ch. 3. Sow a thought, reap an action; Sow and action, reap a habit; Sow a habit, reap a character; Sow a character,"— Presentation transcript:
How values affect your education Experience Keep going when the going gets tough Choose your major and Career direction Choose friends & activities that enrich your life Choose what you want out of school and how hard you want to work
Goal Setting To Do Lists – The Key to efficiency Write down all of the tasks you need to complete
Prioritization To Do Lists – The Key to efficiency 1.Write down all of the tasks you need to complete 2.Prioritize your list (A-F) 3.USE your TO-DO list! – Start with your “A” list
Managing Interruptions Maintain focus. Keep control of your time!
Managing interruptions How to manage your MONKEYS!
Managing interruptions How to manage your MONKEYS! – Identify Monkeys – Say NO – Be assertive
Managing interruptions Dwight D. Eisenhower “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.”
80/20 rule 80/20 Rule, should serve as a daily reminder to focus 80 percent of your time and energy on the 20 percent of you work that is really important. Don't just "work smart", work smart on the right things.
Managing interruptions 1.Keep an interruption log 2.Analyze and conquer interruptions 3.Put your pone to work for you (not against you) 4.Catch your breath
Managing interruptions 5. Learn to say “NO” 6. Available and unavailable time 7. Invitation time 8. Uncontrollable interruptions
Putting off Procrastination What is procrastination? – Putting off things that you should be focusing on right now.
Putting of Procrastination TNT Today not Tomorrow
Putting off Procrastination 1.Recognize 2.Work out Why? A.Unpleasant B.Overwhelmed C.Disorganized 3.Adopt anti- Procrastination strategies
Putting off Procrastination Motivators – Rewards – Tell someone – ID consequences – Eat an elephant beetle first thing every day! – Get started!
Putting off Procrastination Overwhelmed Support – Break project into smaller tasks – Action plan – “low hanging fruit”
Putting off Procrastination Get Organized – TO DO list – Urgent/Important matrix – Master of your schedule – Dead-lines – One task at a time
Student Scheduling 1.Get and use a calendar 2.Write down everything 3.Schedule time to relax 4.Keep trying new systems 5.Allow for flexibility 6.Plan ahead
Student Scheduling 1.Get and us a calendar 2.Write down everything 3.Schedule time to relax 4.Keep trying new systems 5.Allow for flexibility 6.Plan ahead 7.Plan for the unexpected 8.Schedule rewards 9.“Twofer”
Deleting Distractions Study environment: – DO not disturb – Turn off Phone TV Internet – MUSIC???? – Straight back chair – Good lighting
Deleting Distractions Total 100% focus for at least 40 minutes at a time
Deleting Distractions Achieve “stage-one” get something done!
Stress Management Eat right Exercise Get sleep Think positively Seek balance Address issues Set boundaries and learn to say no! Surround yourself with people who are good for you