VISION and Goals • Purpose of goals…… “Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.” • Our goals and daily behavior should be based upon our values • Goals are the basis for our decision making. Fitshugh Dodson VALUES YOU Decision Making obstacle
Said the Cheshire Cat to Alice in Wonderland….. Chart your course. You won’t know when you’ve arrived if you don’t know where you are going. What goals and visions
The only difference between the two types of goals is the length of time they take to complete. • Long term goals are easier to achieve if you have set short-term goals. What Did Melinda Mae Want To DO? Long Term Goal Short Term Goal Took little bites Chewed very slow • To eat a whale • Takes more than 1 year or all your life to reach; but generally, accomplished in one year or more. • For example: graduate from college, become a pilot, lose ___ pounds, etc. • Achieved quickly and accomplished within one year or less. • For example: finish term paper, wash dishes, mail Christmas cards by Friday, etc..
Specific • Measurable • Attainable • Realistic • Timely G O A L S Desk goals
Choose 1 of your “WHAT” goals to work through the 7 steps of goal setting 1. Identify your Goals. • Write them Down * Write down a “what” goal
A Goal not written down is just a wish.
2. Identify the Benefits you will get from reaching your goal. * Write down 2 benefits Copy Cat game
The Bumblebee Cannot Fly Aerodynamically, the bumblebee cannot fly – and yet it keeps flying! The bumblebee’s body is too heavy and its wings span too small – But, the bumblebee does not know this, so it goes ahead and flies anyway. Every accomplishment – big or small – begins with the belief “I can!”
3. Identify the Obstacles you may need to overcome. -Don’t let you get in the way of you! * Write down 2 obstacles
4. Identify the Resources available to help you reach your goal. -skills, knowledge, people, stuff * Write down 2 resources Resource hunt
“First We Dream the Dream, and Then We Build the Wings to Make it Fly” Jack Weyland
5. Develop a detailed Plan of Action. -List 3 steps (short term goals) to complete the goal. * Write down a 3 step plan
6. Set a Completion Date. * Write down a completion date
7. Daily Think Aboutand Evaluate your goal. -If you just write it down and never think about it again, you will not reach your goal. shoe
What keeps people from setting and achieving goals? Finger clasp and story
Why people don’t set goals • Fear of self • Belief in miracles • Fear of failure • Over expectations • Too comfortable • Too uncomfortable to do • Fear of losing or rejection • Do not know how • Do not see the benefits • Forget about the desire
Three Types of People When it Comes to Setting Goals. . . . • People that MAKE IT HAPPEN • People that LET IT HAPPEN • People that DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED • If you fail to plan - then you plan to fail!!! “If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend 6 sharpening my ax” Abraham Lincoln
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.
STATE ASSIGNMENT #2: SET AND ACCOMPLISH A SHORT TERM GOALSet, implement, and evaluate a short term goal necessary to completing a long-term goal. Refer to your “What” questions above for ideas.
Education Goals • Help individuals prepare for success in the workplace • Examples include: • Earning an A on an upcoming quiz • Attending college • Participating in extra-curricular activities • Include both short-term and long-term goals • Provide guidance and direction • Enable individuals to reach financial goals
SMART Education Goal • Goal – “I want to attend college.” • SMART goal – • Specific – I want to attend a four year college. • Measurable – Because I want to attend a four year college, I will earn a B in algebra. • Attainable – Because I want to attend a four year college, I will earn a B in algebra this semester. • Realistic – Because I want to attend a four year college, I will earn a B in algebra this semester to prepare me for the college entrance exam. • Time Bound – Because I want to attend a four year college, I will earn a B in algebra this semester to prepare me for the college entrance exam when I am a junior in high school.
What is a Financial Goal? • A goal that guides financial planning • Do you have enough money to buy a new pair of shoes? • How are you going to pay the membership dues for an extra-curricular activity you want to join? • Financial goals help achieve both short-term and long-term goals • Making decisions is easier when financial goals have been set
SMART Financial Goals • Goal – “I want to buy a new iPod.” • SMART Goal – • Specific – I plan to save money for a new iPod. • Measurable – I plan to save $100 for a new iPod. • Attainable – I plan to save $100 for a new iPod by saving $20 from each babysitting job. • Realistic – I plan to save $100 for a new iPod by saving $20 from each babysitting job and putting it into a savings account.
SMART Goals • How can setting SMART education and financial goals help a person reach future success? • It is like following a road map • SMART goals provide direction • SMART goals allow a person to focus on important things • SMART goals help people keep the end result in mind
Get Your Goals Off the Ground – they won’t hold you down. Kite story You need 1 piece of construction paper, scratch paper, string, scissors, tape, and markers. • Use the whole sheet of construction paper to make a kite representing your long-term goal. • Label this Kite with your long term goal. • Cut scratch paper into 7 pieces and write your goal setting steps. • 1 kite ribbon will represent your benefits, 1 for the obstacles, 1 for your available resources, and 1 for the completion date • The last 3 will represent your 3 step short-term goal plan of action. • Tape your string to the kite and tape the 7 pieces of paper to the string. • Put your name on the back of it and Share your kite goal with someone before you turn it in.