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HOW TO SET GOALS AS A TEENAGER

Goal setting is a written statement that shapes our plans, sets our actions in order to achieve results which will in turn bring success.

Also Goal setting is simply having a picture you see, writing it down as you have pictured it in your heart.

There is no goal if there is no timeline attached to it.

So you could say I want to read “Think Big” for instance.

Without adding a deadline or timeline to it, it is just a statement

So, it should be I want to finish reading Think Big by “Jan 28” – a deadline

Anyone can make plans, anyone can talk, anyone can make new year resolutions, anyone can set goals but does everyone really achieve those written goals?

What makes the difference between those that achieve their goals and those that don’t is their MINDSET and their PROCESSES to achieving those goals.

When you’re setting goals, your goals should be S.M.A.R.T.

  • S- Specific. You should know exactly what you want to achieve.
  • M- Measurable. There should be parameters with which you’ll measure that you’re achieving your goals.
  • A- Achievable. Whatever goals you set should be achievable. Don’t set grandiose goals that cannot be achieved.
  • R- Realist. Ensure that whatever goal you set is achievable and not just for the fanfare of saying you want to set a goal.
  • T- Time-bound. Your goal should have a deadline/timeline.

Furthermore, goal setting cannot be overemphasized, it is a food for champions.

 

Be intentional about your goals.

 

Written by: Abimbola Agboola

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