Presentation on theme: "Goals If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, You’ll End Up Somewhere Else."— Presentation transcript:
Goals If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, You’ll End Up Somewhere Else
If you don’t set yourself goals, you are adrift and at the mercy of the goals that other people set for you.
Most people aim at nothing in life and hit it with amazing accuracy
Why goal-setting works: There is magic in your brain Reticular Activating System
Keys to Activating Your Reticular Activating System Write down your goals (and look at them often) Make SMART goals: S = Specific M = Measurable A = Action–oriented R = Realistic T = Timely
On being specific and measurable: A goal must be both, or it is merely a wish “I will be rich someday” is a wish. “I will make $150,000 a year by the time I’m 28” is a goal “I want to lose weight” is a wish. “I will lose 20 pounds by Christmas” is a goal
Another hint: The best goals are stated in the positive: Not “I will ‘try’ to stop biting my fingernails,” but “I will grow my fingernails out” Not “I will stop smoking,” or “I will not smoke,” but I will take good care of my lungs. (In the first two examples, “stop” and “not” are negative)
Types of Goals Short-Term:Short-Term: Usually accomplished in a few days or weeks. Example: I’m going to get a great grade on my first health test Long-Term:Long-Term: Accomplished over time – usually months or years. Example: I will travel to 14 countries by the time I’m 25
It’s easier to meet goals if you break them into small steps: Example: Possible steps for becoming a veterinarian: Step 1: Do well in all science and math courses Step 2: Keep overall GPA high Step 3: Research the profession; take skills/interest inventories in the Career Center to be sure it’s a good fit Step 4: Find volunteer work at the humane society, zoo, a veterinary office or pet store Step 5: Research colleges Step 6: Apply for scholarships Step 7: Apply to three veterinary schools
Claim to Fame: Syndicated cartoonist – Dilbert Goal-Setting Secret: Repetition Every morning, he repeated: “I will be a syndicated cartoonist, I will be a syndicated cartoonist, I will be a syndicated cartoonist… 15 times. Scott Adams
Jim Carrey Claim to Fame: Actor/Comedian Goal-setting secret: A fake check; make something
Donna Shirley Claim to Fame: She boldly went where no woman had gone before Goal-setting secret: Never give up, no matter what ANYONE says
Toby Keith Claim to Fame: Country music SUPERSTAR Goal-setting secret: Be willing to take action (work hard!)
Suze Orman Claim to Fame: Financial expert & author Goal-setting secret: Write your goal on a Post-It note and stick it where you will see it every single day.
John Goddard Claim to Fame: Champion Goal- setter Extraordinaire & Motivational Speaker Goal-setting secret: Write them down!
You! Claim to Fame: Whatever you set your sights on More Goal-setting secrets: You’ll get there faster if you enlist people to help you Never give up! You are the one who has to live with you – so make your life the way you want it to be!
Goals and Values Today’s Plans Finish Goals Stars Read Goals Story –Answer questions to establish your goals; on back Establish your own Values _________________________ TOC: Date: 2/5 Assignment: Goals Story Pg. 3-4 Assignment: Values Pg.5-7 Please have Out Writing utensil Logbook Goal stars (started yesterday) Goals Article (should be in your folder if you started on Tuesday)
Your Turn! Your Job: –Create at least one short and one long term goal in the SMART format! When your done get it stamped. S = Specific M = Measurable A = Action–oriented R = Realistic T = Timely Next: –Make a star and write your short term goal on one side and the long term goal on the other side. –Decorate it and make sure we can read it Use markers, etc. NO PENCIL or PEN for final draft
Goals Article Read the Goal Story Article –Underline at least 5 things that stood out to you On the back answer the questions in your logbook –Title “Goals Story”
What are your Values? To establish your own values complete the worksheets on your own –Remember there is no right or wrong answer –Answer truthfully Make sure you go in order 1-5 Complete in full sentences when appropriate You will have time tomorrow, if needed