Unit 1: Goals and Decision Making

Report
Section 3: Values and Goals
I CAN:
 Define Values
 Define Goals
 Distinguish Short and Long Term Goals
 Make MY Goals SMART
WHAT IS A VALUE?
•A value is a fundamental belief or
practice about what is desirable,
worthwhile, and important to an
individual
What are examples of values?
Financial
security
Good health
Family
Religious
commitment
Helping
others
Honesty
Education
A successful
and/or satisfying
career
WHAT IS A GOAL?
A goal is defined as the end result of
something a person intends to acquire,
achieve, do, reach, or accomplish sometime
in the near or distant future
Identifying goals makes decision
making easier
Short-term goals are
specified as less
than one year
I want a puppy before I
turn 30.
I will buy my first house
tomorrow.
I want to work 20 hours
this week.
I hope to get a BA in
Psychology from SEMO
Long-term goals are
specified as more
than one year
What is the best way to ensure
that you meet your goal?
WRITE IT DOWN!
SMART GOALS
Financial and education goals should be SMART
goals
SMART
Goals
Specific
State
exactly
what is to
be done
Measurable
Include
how the
goal can be
measured
Attainable
Determine
steps to
reach the
goal
Realistic
Do not set
goals for
something
unrealistic
Time Bound
State when
the goal
will be met
SMART EDUCATIONAL 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
CAN I?
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Define Values
Define Goals
Distinguish Short and Long Term Goals
Make MY Goals SMART
Prove you can by completing Activities:
1.5
1.6
Challenge 1A
Challenge 1B

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