Goal Setting Tutorial


Long-term Goal

A goal that may take two or more years to accomplish.

Check three long-term goals you would like to accomplish in the next five years, or write a few of your own.


Short-term Goal

A goal that may take one or two years to accomplish.

Select one long-term goal.

Write three short-term goals that you will need in order to achieve your long-term goal.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Confucius

Small Steps

Select one short-term goal.

Write the steps you will need to accomplish in order to achieve your short-term goal. Include target completion dates.

  1. date
  2. date
  3. date
  4. date
  5. date

Goals must be concrete.

Make your goal specific. Write it down.

Goals must be measurable.

Keep track of your progress. Evaluate how well you are doing.

Goals must be attainable.

Aim high. Be realistic. Keep your goals within reach.

The difference between a goal and a dream is the written word.
Gene Donahue

Turn your dreams into reality by establishing life goals. Take some time to think about what you want to accomplish in your lifetime. The possibilities are endless.

Take the three long-term goals you have identified and devise a reasonable plan to help you accomplish these goals. Write out the short-term goals you will need to accomplish each long-term goal. Identify the steps necessary to reach each short-term goal.

Review your progress regularly. Remember, every decision you make will take you closer to, or farther away from your goals. Every time you make a decision, ask yourself this question, "How will this decision affect my long-term goals?"

Finally, surround yourself with people who want to see you succeed. Ask someone to help you stay accountable to your goals. It is easier to accomplish great things when you have positive encouragement along the way.

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