The only way to judge the ongoing effectiveness of your strategy is to evaluate your results. Success should always be measured as progress toward the accomplishment of goals.
Goals are Part of Life
How do you define success? We hear this question all the time, as people embark on a journey to achieve what they call “success.” There are many different ways to define success as it applies to you individually, but universally, the accomplishment of goals is synonymous with the attainment of success. Everyday we set goals for ourselves; take a minute to think about your daily life. With even the simplest things you do, you are setting goals for yourself. When you wake up in the morning you begin your day by doing what you planned to do, or always do. As your day proceeds, you follow a pattern you have set for yourself, you do the things you NEED to do. Those are goals.
Obstacles to Achieving Goals
It is inevitable that students will face obstacles on the journey to achieving their academic goals, but it is how students react to these obstacles that is the key to ultimately achieving goals. Our course, Setting & Achieving Goals, teaches students how to employ a positive reaction to obstacles, keeping them on the track toward goal achievement (success). We teach students the negative results that come from failure and transform failure into a pattern of building success. It is important to take control of our own success by setting goals for the important things in our lives. For students, this can be done by setting a long-term goal and using multiple short-term goals as the vehicle to achieve the long-term goal. For example, “My goal is to make a B in Algebra this semester.” This is the long-term goal; we teach students the difference between short-term and long-terms goals and how to use short-term goals to achieve the B in Algebra.
Setting & Achieving Goals
The following topics are covered in this course to empower students to effectively set and achieve goals on the path to SUCCESS:
- Define goals
- How to react to obstacles
- Results of failure
- Building a pattern of success
- Short-term vs long-term goals
- CAMP Success
- How to evaluate goals
- Applying the proper strategy to achieve goals
The skills learned in this course are absolutely vital for students to achieve success in school. Setting and Achieving Goals is another step toward the use of strategic flexibility by students. As students practice strategic flexibility, the stress of schoolwork and homework will be reduced tremendously. Say goodbye to long stressful evenings, fear of failure, and unhappiness from the struggle in school.