Goals

Last week I encouraged my students to write down their goals.  I introduced them to SMART goals, had them reflect on the past two semesters and asked them to think about goals they could write for the next semester.  SMART:

Specific

Measurable

Achievable/Attainable

Relevant/Realistic

Time Bound/Timely

Goals.

SMART-goals

It got me to thinking; it has been a long time since I set goals of my own.  I have lived my life 6 months to a year for so long, that goals seemed unrealistic. My goals were finishing whatever I was currently bound in at the moment – a semester in school, a contract, a seasonal commitment. But now, the time has come that I need to set some goals for the next 5, 10, and 15 years.  I may not see them all achieved, but I need to set goals, so that I have something to work towards, so that life doesn’t become stagnant, so that I keep the passion alive. So, as I finish my Masters in Educational Psychology, prepare to return back to Vancouver, and look towards the future I am going to think about what’s next, how I am going to get there, and what I want it to look like.

I don’t know what my goals are yet, but I know that they will be educational, relational, personal, financial and familial in scope.  Stay tuned…

 

 

 

~ by Ryan on February 28, 2016.

2 Responses to “Goals”

  1. Yes. Good plan, I will join you. Did you set a S.M.A.R.T goal for when your S.M.A.R.T goals should be done 😉

  2. So important. I just set some smart goals at work. It would be a good idea to set some just for me too. After all it is my life…

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