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Goals Assignment Graded by Rubric (20pts)

Instructions and Guidelines


1. Using the guidelines in Chapter One, create a long-term, mid-term and short-term goal in at least three categories.
Categories might be Health & Fitness, Education, Career, Romance, Spirituality, Wealth, Travel, Hobbies etc.

2. Each goal should be only one complete sentence.

3. Your short-term and mid-term goal in each category should be benchmarks towards your long term goal. Your
long-term goals should be compatible. The achievement of one of your long-term goals should not prohibit the
achievement of one of your other long-term goals.

4. Your goals must follow the SMART guidelines which are:
-Specific (How much? How Many? To what standard? )
-Measurable (Can your success towards the goal be effectively determined?)
-Achievable (Is the goal something you have control or influence over? Do you have the needed talents,
skills and resources to accomplish the goal or can you get them?)
-Relevant (Will it make a difference in your life?)
-Time Referenced (by when)
Some internet sites that may help are:
http://www.goal-setting-guide.com/goal-setting-tutorials/smart-goal-setting
http://www.career-intelligence.com/management/SmartGoals.asp
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newHTE_87.htm
http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/goalsetting/a/goalsettingtips.htm

6. Your goals should be positive.
7. Your goals should be personal.
Some internet sites that will help you with these two criteria are:

http://college.cengage.com/masterstudent/toft/master_student_guide/1e/students/success_strategies/article_set_go
al_pt_03.html
http://prezi.com/x87o6krzuixx/dapps-goal-setting/
8. Motivational authorities recommend that you write goals as though you have already accomplished them. Use
present tense.
9. It is recommended by some that goals be written using action verbs rather than passive verbs (am, be).
10. Complete the following template and submit it.

My Goals
NAME: Stephen Schwartz
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Category: Education
Long-Term Goal Statement: I will graduate with my Associates Degree by June 2016

Mid-Term Goal Statement: I will apply for classes during the summer of 2015

Short Term Goal Statement: I will pass both of my classes this semester with an A

Action Steps: (Identify the concrete things you plan to do to reach your short-term goal in this category.)
1. I will study for at least 1 hour and 30 minutes everyday
2. I will turn in my homework at least 2 days before it is due
3. I will take notes during class and ask questions if what is being taught does not make sense to me
4. I will go to the gym everyday to relieve stress that school is causing me
5. I will arrive to class at least 10 minutes early being prepared and ready to learn

Narrative Statement: (How will your life look when you have achieved this long-term goal? This will help you determine relevance
and establish motivation.)
When I achieve my long term goal, my life will look better. I will be more confident and I will know that I could do anything I want if
I put my heart and mind into it. Also by doing this, I will be only two years away from receiving my Bachelors Degree.


What obstacles will you need to overcome or what are you willing to sacrifice to achieve your long-term goal? (This step will help
you determine achievability.)
The obstacle that I face is myself. I need to manage my stress better. I need to do things that are more important and work more then I
play. I also need to go to bed early to get better sleep and I need to better plan my day.


I deserve this goal because: (This step will help you bolster your motivation.)
1. I paid for my school

2. I am smart and a hard worker
I hereby commit to myself to achieve this goal.
My Signature: Stephen Schwartz Date: 9/4/14

My Goals
NAME: Stephen Schwartz
2nd Category: Sports
Long-Term Goal Statement: I will try out for the Snow college football team for the 2015-16 season

Mid-Term Goal Statement: I will run a 4.5 40 yard dash by March 31
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2014

Short Term Goal Statement: I will go to the gym everyday for at least 1 hour expect for Sundays

Action Steps: (Identify the concrete things you plan to do to reach your short-term goal in this category.)
1. I will go to the gym before class the days I have class. The days I do not have class I will go to the gym at night.
2. I will renew my gym membership at Thrive fitness by 9/7/14
3. I will have my gym clothes ready the night before I go to the gym
4. I will bring a friend to the gym to help motivate me when I feel like giving up
5. I will hang a picture of the Snow College logo in my mirror to remind me of my goal everyday

Narrative Statement: (How will your life look when you have achieved this long-term goal? This will help you determine relevance
and establish motivation.)
When I achieve this goal, I will be proud of myself. My life will be changed for the better if I make or do not make the team. I will
know that I gave it 100 percent and that I followed my dreams to play football

What obstacles will you need to overcome or what are you willing to sacrifice to achieve your long-term goal? (This step will help
you determine achievability.)
The biggest obstacle that I will have to overcome is my competition, the people who will be fighting for a spot on the roster just like
me. There will be guys who want it bad just as me. I will need to have the mindset that someone out there is working harder than me.
By having that mindset, it will make me push harder.

I deserve this goal because: (This step will help you bolster your motivation.)
1. I love the game of football. I love the feeling I get when I walk on the field. I love playing with emotion. I also feel that I
could bring something to a team that wants me.

3. I want to make my dream a reality. I want to prove others wrong who always doubted me and never believed in me.
I hereby commit to myself to achieve this goal.
My Signature: Stephen Schwartz Date: 9/4/14
My Goals
NAME:
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Category: Living
Long-Term Goal Statement: I will have my own apartment by December 31
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2015

Mid-Term Goal Statement: I will find at least 3 people who will commit to be my roommates by 7/31/15

Short Term Goal Statement: I will save 100 dollars every 2 weeks to put into my savings account.

Action Steps: (Identify the concrete things you plan to do to reach your short-term goal in this category.)
1. As soon as I get paid, 100 dollars will go straight into my savings account
2. I will not touch the money I deposit into my savings account
3. I will get a separate savings account just for my future apartment by 10/31/14
4. I will make a shopping list before I go shopping so I can save more money
5.I will check my savings account weekly to make sure nothing has been taking out

Narrative Statement: (How will your life look when you have achieved this long-term goal? This will help you determine relevance
and establish motivation.)
When I achieve this goal, my life will have more freedom. I wont have to worry about waking the entire family up and I could have
my friends come over anytime. I will officially be out my parents birds nest.

What obstacles will you need to overcome or what are you willing to sacrifice to achieve your long-term goal? (This step will help
you determine achievability.)
My obstacle would be my check. It will not be enough to live on. I will either need to get more hours to save 100 a month or find a
second job

I deserve this goal because: (This step will help you bolster your motivation.)
1. I am independent and want my own place

2. I am 22 years old and want to have more freedom and feel good about myself
I hereby commit to myself to achieve this goal.

My Signature: Stephen Schwartz Date: 9/4/14