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Goal setting: Give it a go

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Goal setting: Give it a go
by Monica Lederman - Thursday, 24 April 2014, 3:45 PM
  • Goals are a way of working out where we would like to go and who we would like to be.
  • Having goals can help to keep you focused, feel in control, improve motivation and minimise distractions.
  • Goals can be short-term (today, this week) or long-term (this semester, this year).
  • Goals should be SMART: Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-bound.
  • Achieving a goal can make you feel more confident in your abilities and increase your belief in yourself.
  • Reward yourself when you reach a goal. What are some of the rewards you might enjoy?
  • What are you waiting for? Start writing a list of goals now and the keep the list someplace visible.