Agenda • WHAT IS GOAL-SETTING? • KEY POINTS ABOUT GOAL-SETTING • ROADBLOCKS TO SUCCESS • STEPS TO COMPLETE A GOAL PLAN • GOAL-SETTING CONSTRUCTION • SUMMARY
Why Effective Goal Setting Works • Goals direct the an individuals attention • Goals help mobilize the individual and group efforts – Get yourself and your unit moving in the same direction • Goals help prolong effort and increase persistence • Goals helps you develop and employ new strategies
Types of Goals • Outcome, Performance & Process Goals • Long Term Goals – Years • Near Term Goals – Monthly/Quarterly • Daily and Weekly Goals
Key Points • Goal setting is methodical & continuous • Goal plan must be “present in your mind” • Goal setting should be implemented into the counseling process!
Road Blocks To Goal Achievement • Lack of skill • Lack of knowledge • Lack of support • Lack of persistence • Failure to take an appropriate risk
Define your dream Know where you are right now Honest Assessment (develop Sub-Goals) Personal Plan of Action & Affirmations Set and pursue short term goals Set and pursue daily goals/tasks Commit yourself completely Continually monitor your progress 7 Step Process G O A L S H E E T A C T I O N
Define Your Dream • What accomplishment, achievement, or experience would be worth our best effort? • What would we attempt if we knew it was impossible to fail? • What would we go for if we knew this was your very last chance?
Where Am I Right Now • What specific tasks are my strengths? • Which areas need improvement? • What areas are most challenging for me? • Where am I in relation to where I want to be?
Sub–Goal? Overall Goal Sub–Goal? Sub–Goal? Sub -Goal? Honest Assessment • Identify your roadblocks to success • Establish Overall Goal • List 4 or 5 desired achievements “My Goal”
Personal Plan of Action • What can I do on a daily basis? • List at least 4 supporting action statements for • each sub-goal…
MY OVERALL GOAL What I need to do to get to that goal: - Typically 4 - “I” action statements – in the positive and present tense Sub-goal 1 - Typically 4 - “I” action statements – in the positive and present tense Sub-goal 2 - Typically 4 - “I” action statements – in the positive and present tense Sub-goal3 - Typically 4 - “I” action statements – in the positive and present tense Sub-goal 4
Personal Affirmations • List at least one supporting self-fulfilling prophecy statement for each sub-goal • Statements should be: • Personal • Powerful • Present tense • Specific to what you want to be
Set And Pursue Short Term Weekly/Daily Goals/Tasks • These tasks help you stay focused on performance rather than outcome. • What’s important this week that will lead you closer to your overall goal? • Start using a “To-Do” list today.
Personal Commitment • It’s not about how - it’s about will! • Incorporate goals into your daily routine • Post personal and unit goals everywhere
Monitor Your Progress • Look at your goal plan as a savings account • Log your daily and weekly accomplishments • Build your account and see the investments! • Consistent effort over a long period of time. • Change strategies and readjust plan as necessary - pay the bills!
Goal setting is like making a roadmap for life Enjoy the journey & the path you set for yourself Incorporate goals into the counseling process Take control of your life – Set Goals! Summary
Goal Setting QUESTIONS