Breaking large goals down into smaller ones can make the large goal more manageable and achievable. A large goal may be to pass a qualification. Smaller goals would be to do the required reading, complete assignments on time, 100% attendance at class etc. Each of these smaller goals can be also broken down into smaller steps.
S.M.A.R.T. is one way to help you set goals. Your goals should be:
I will read the text book for this course
I will read every chapter in the text book.
I will spend one hour a day, three days a week reading the textbook
The assessment is based on the text book so reading it is important. I have sports practice 1 night a week, and on Saturday mornings, so I have the time to do the reading. This course will help me get the qualification I want.
I will finish reading the textbook by the sixth week of the course.
My Goal Statement: I will read the set text book three times a week, finishing all chapters by Week 6.
All your goals should be working towards your ‘big’ life goals. Ask yourself:
Don't forget to set goals for 'fun' things in your life.