Goal Setting

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Dare to….
DREAM
Choice not chance
determines your destiny
Intention
Direction
Target
Goals
Ambition
Aim
Purpose
Destination
Objective
Set Big
Goals
and
Go for it!
Dreams
Nga moemoea
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Dreams allow you to see your future
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If you can see it, you can do it
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Dreams have to be important to you
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Dreams are your vision – your “wish list”
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Maintain a balance in your dreams (e.g. education, sport, family
friends and work
“Most people who fail in their dream fail not from lack of ability, but lack of commitment”
Anonymous
Dreams
Nga moemoea
Dreams without a plan are
just that - dreams
How do we turn them into
reality?
Turning Dreams into Goals
Goals are dreams that you work hard to reach
Why set goals?
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To give us motivation
To help us make plans for the future
To provide direction
To provide a sense of achievement and success
“Goals that are not written down are just wishes”
- Anonymous
Goals need to be……
 Specific
 Measurable
 Attainable/Agreed
 Realistic
 Timed
Goals
And don’t forget to think about
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Your support team (friends, family ,team-mates)
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How you evaluate and make adjustments to your goal
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Sacrifices you will need to make (like missing parties or
weekends away)
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Roadblocks/Barriers
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The impact major goals can have on other areas of your
life 9 trying to fit in schoolwork, friends, part-time jobs etc
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Importance of internal motivation
Common Goal Setting Problems
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Not specific
Not focused – lack priority
Not realistic
No plan/strategy
No ongoing evaluation
Lack of commitment
ROADBLOCKS
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take
your eyes off your goals” - Anonymous
Overcoming Roadblocks
Stop
Think
… and chill out and relax for a bit
... Of all your choices
the first one isn’t necessarily the best one
Anticipate
…
Respond
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will your choice help or hurt you
achieve your goal?
Select the best solution – the one that
helps you achieve your goal!
Roadblocks
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Money/funding
Potential Solutions
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Sponsorship/part-time
job/fundraising
Long Term Goals
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The way you want to be in 5 – 15 years in your
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career/work
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school accomplishments
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personal life (the kind of
person you would like to be)
The type of job you want
The level of sport you which to play at eg All Blacks
To join a band
To be the best surfer in Auckland, etc
Short Term Goals
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Those which you will reach in 3 - 6 months
REALISTIC
(out of reach, just, but not out of sight)
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Get B in Maths
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Get an A in English
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Make School Basketball team
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Spend more time listening to and supporting friends
The relationship between Long term
and Short term goals
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Short term goals are the small steps you take before reaching
your final destination. (Your Long term goal.)
They are the stops on the way
Daily Goals
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Make daily goals Specific
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how much time you’ll spend studying,
the amount of an assignment you’ll get done,
the grade you want to achieve on your current assignment
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Eg’s
Do 30 mins practising maths problems a week
Get an A for my English Assignment
Get started on the first part of my science project
20 mins Basketball shooting a week
The Importance of Goals
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The Value of striving for something, even if you are not
successful
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The feeling of worth
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Self Esteem when you succeed
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If you dream something, you are more passionate about
it
An Effective Goal should be
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Clear and Understandable
Be clear about what you want. Avoid statements or promises.
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Possible
Goals should be sufficiently challenging yet sill wihtin reach; something you can
do and really want to do.
Easy goals may be less rewarding
Impossible goals lead to disappointment and self doubt
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Controllable
You are the only person whose behaviour you can change.
Goals involving others need their permission or active participation
Effective Goals continued
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Measurable
Set dimensions for your goal
How long will you allow?
When will you complete what you set out to do?
Do you need to specify an amount of time or some prior conditions to be met?
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Straightforward
You want what you want!
Avoid using either/or.
If you include alternatives you may end up achieving nothing
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Specific
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Measurable
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Attainable
Realistic
Timed
Categories of Goals
Educational
Career
Personal
Relationship
Travel
Family
Financial
Sporting
Health
Time Management
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Learn to put priorities on your tasks and your time. Rank the things you want to do, from
the most important to least important.
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Focus on the things that need attention NOW. Don’t dwell on past failures or future
problems
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Do one thing at a time
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Divide large tasks into smaller parts and tackle these one at a time
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Be sure to include time for recreation and relaxation every day
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Work at a comfortable pace. “More haste , less speed” is a good maxim.
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Be flexible with your time schedule. Try to keep some time free each day to cope with the
unexpected
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Use a diary, or a large calendar with plenty of space for noting down specific tasks, of
have some other way of writing down your schedule and commitments
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Review your important goals for each day and each week. Revise them if you need to
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Don’t feel you have to get everything done TODAY. Spread your commitments over a
period of time

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