Goal setting is the process of identifying something that you want to accomplish and establishing measurable targets and timeframes to help you do so.
Top achievers in all fields – from athletes to businesspeople – set themselves goals for short-time vision and long-term motivation. Setting a personal goal marks your first point towards success, enabling you to take control of your direction and keep track of your progress. Goals also make you accountable – to yourself.
Barclays LifeSkills’ goal-setting lesson is designed to help students set achievable goals to work towards. It includes group discussions, SMART targets and motivational techniques.
By the end of the activity students will be able to:
- identify the smaller steps and strategies they need to take to work towards a larger goal
- understand what the SMART acronym stands for and how this strategy can be used to make goals attainable
- recognise how developing a 21st century mindset can help reach goals.
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LifeSkills, created with Barclays, is a curriculum-linked programme developed with teachers to help improve the skills and employability of young people in the UK. All completely free and immediately accessible. LifeSkills can also support you with the new careers strategy.