Consider returning to this quiz at the end of the semester or academic year to see how you might answer differently.
Once you’ve identified some targets, consider setting SMART goals.
Specific– Target the behavior or action you desire; answer who, what, when, where, why.
Measurable– Establish criteria so you will know when you’re done.
Attainable– Choose an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work.
Realistic– Aim high but be sensible. Only you will know where to draw this line.
Time-based– Set within a time-frame to create a sense of urgency; review your goals regularly.
Really SMART goals are written down!
Which goal statements meet the SMART criteria above?
___ I want to do better in school next term
___ I will have the first draft of my biology research paper done by October 27 (two weeks in advance of the deadline) in order to consult with a peer tutor in the Learning Center and in time to make revisions.
___ I will get in shape by visiting the SAC regularly.
___ Between January 15 and March 10, I will get 30 minutes of exercise at least four days each week.
___ I need to add adventure into my life!
___ I will set aside $5.00 out of each paycheck to cover the cost of the Program Board’s skydiving trip scheduled for next April.