2 Specific things we will achieve in a stated period of time Goal DefinitionSpecific things we will achieve in a stated period of time
3 Long 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.
4 Types of Goals Career- Work, education, training Financial- earning, saving, spendingPersonal- family, relationships and lifestylePhysical-fitnessSpiritual- religious beliefs, philosophy, outlook on life.
5 Goals need to be realistic, specific, and prioritized. Measureable objective- How do you know you reached your goal?
6 Resources Personal- Strengths, interests, abilities, and knowledge FinancialCommunity- library, schools, gymTime- how we use it to reach our goalsHuman resources- people to help
7 Barriers Things that can block your goal(s). Misuse time Money Unrealistic GoalPeople
8 Do 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.
9 Things 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.).
10 “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
11 If 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
12 Build 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”
13 There 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?
14 There 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.
15 Seven goal areasFamily/home Social Educational Religious Achievement/recognition Career Physical/health
16 Writing goals – Write down the goal Set a time limit List obstacles Identify people that can help youWhat information do you need to knowPlan of actionEvaluation