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  • "I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps it's because escape is easier than change.

    - Motivational speaker Jim Rohn Writing SMART goals

  • Writing SMART Goalsby jenifer daniels

  • Where do you want to be in 10 years?

    What about 5?

    What about 1?Writing SMART goals

  • How about tomorrow?Writing SMART goals

  • Writing SMART goalsHow can you begin to set goals?

    What are goals?

    How to goal plan

    A new way to plan

  • Writing SMART goalsGoal setting is the systematic process of personal planning.

  • Writing SMART goalsGoals: the points, objects, or places that are the aim of ones intentions.Long range goals: goals established with long-term intentions.Milestones: Specific, markable objectives or points one attains in the pursuit of a goal.

  • Writing SMART goalsGoal Planning

  • Writing SMART goalsMind map: a diagram used to focus on a central idea (goal) with an expanding series of objectives and tasks that point toward the goals completion.


  • Writing SMART goalsTimetable: an outline from beginning to end in a goal setting that chronicles the specific time frame for accomplishing individual tasks or milestones.


  • Writing SMART goalsPlan of action: the specific plan outlined to attain a goal.

    A plan of action includes* the goal, objectives* roadblocks (obstacles) * and the solution to the obstacles

    The plan of action is outlined with milestones, intermediary goals and a timeline.

  • Writing SMART goalsA new plan of action SMART goals http://www.goal-setting-guide.com/smart-goals.html

  • Writing SMART goalsGuidelines for establishing SMART goalsEstablishing goals creates a written plan for reasonable and measurable long-term and short-term objectives.Goals should support growth and achievement. By following the SMART model for establishing goals, it allows the person to track their success.SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely.

  • Writing SMART goalsSpecific: goals should be as specific and detailed as possible. Do not set loose or broad goals.

  • Writing SMART goalsMeasurable: In order to clearly determine if objectives have been achieved, goals should not be ambiguous, but rather clear and concrete.

  • Writing SMART goalsAchievable: Success and failures depend on practical goals. Goals should not be out of reach. They should be reasonable and achievable.

  • Writing SMART goalsRealistic: Goals must be possible under current conditions.

  • Writing SMART goalsTimely: Goals should have a time frame for completion. Having a time frame will give structure and allow you to monitor progress.

  • Writing SMART goalsSo, how can you begin to set goals?

    Understand what goals are

    Understand how to goal plan&Utilize the SMART goals planning method

  • Writing SMART goalsAchieving personal goals

    Aspire to balance in life determine your priorities. Focus on one goal.

    Work toward the goal create a mind map. Develop a plan of action. Visualize success. Expect the unexpected.

    Follow through on plans take the first step. Set your pace. Expect glitches. Asses your achievements.

  • Writing SMART goals

    Success psychologists say that 95% - 97% of the people in the world do NOT have written goals, while 3-5% have written goals tend to succeed.

    A Study in Goal Setting By Tom Venuto, NSCA-CPT, CSCS

    *Good morning, my name is jenifer daniels and today I am here to talk to you about a strategic planning process that many organizations and small businesses use to direct the success and health of their organizations that can be easily adapted to setting and achieving personal goals.

    I want to talk to you about goals, goal setting and creating plan of action.

    In the last 10 years of my professional career as a nonprofit manager, I have used these principles to help become more successful in my job to help organizations that I work for plan for a sustainable future. But I am not here to show how to do this at work , I am here to show you how to use it in your daily lives.

    *As we get started I want to ask you a few questions and you can simply respond with a show of hands.*What about tomorrow? Do you know or are you completely clueless? If you have no idea what you want to do or where you want to be, dont be discouraged, it happens to the best of us

    Now I have some advice to offer to you and it is worth taking...set goals! You should have at least some idea of what it is wish to do with your life. I am not saying that you should map out your future minute to minute, but you should be able to summarize your lifes intent if someone asks.

    *So how can you begin to set goals

    Today I want to share with you the definition of goals & goal setting, explain some sways that you can begin to go about planning your goalsAnd illustrate to you a new way to plan them

    *So, First things first*You should be willing to write all of your goals down. Why is this important you ask? Well, this is important because it is all about you and you are the most important person to you, you must look out for yourself if you expect others to look out for you. ---------Milestones are very important in regards to personal planningyou use these to track real progress on the way to obtaining your goal.

    *So, we understand goals, long range goals and milestones, now lets get to

    There are a couple of techniques that you can use to help you in goal planning*First is a mind map

    I obtained this pictoral of a mind map from imindmap.com and its creator Tony Buzan*Second a timetable

    I obtained this pictoral from a government website illustrating an action plan*Third, a plan of action

    So to recap, in goal planning you can use a mind map, a timeline or a plan of action

    Now, lets move on to SMART goal planning as a tool for action*Smart goals planning is a fairly new concept for individuals. But if you put these concepts to use in your own life, you will find that achieving goals will become more systematic and attainable.

    I obtained this guide from goal-setting-guide.com*So lets get started and establish some *Ex:

    I wish to graduate from college*Ex:

    In order to ensure that I graduate from college, I must first decide what I to study while I am there what are my strengths, what I am good at I can measure these things through various assessment tests


    When I arrive for study, I wish to maintain a gpa of at least 3.0


    To help defray educational costs, I will attend a state college


    I wish to complete my education within 5 years


    As you can see, using smart goals can help you really hone in on one goal and create a road map to get there. Smart goals help you use mind mapping, and timetables to create a plan of action.

    Ive brought a form you to use immediately to help you set smart goals.

    If you currently have a dream in your head or heart, I ask that you commit it to become a goal and create your own plan of action.

    *Now that you the process down, I want to recap how can you begin to set goals

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    *In closing, I wish to offer you some words of wisdom to help you in your quest to achieving personal goals.

    BLANK SCREENAnd if I can just leave you with one more thing*Climbing the ladder of success is hard

    Its okay to take a nap!

    Thank you and have fun achieving your goals.*