Four Goal Setting Tips That Can Change Your Life

When you think about the future…what do you think of?

Do you see yourself working on Wall Street? Doing field work out on the Atlantic Ocean? Developing technology that will change the world?

Goal setting is very a powerful process that can inspire you, drive you, AND even excite you to turn your dreams into reality. Whether you realize it or not, everyone sets goals… think about it, you set a goal by coming to Florida Atlantic University!

Setting goals not only gives you motivation and direction, but as you see yourself making progress towards your goals, your confidence will soar.

Here are some tips on how to begin the process and begin goal setting.

Tips On How To Set Your Goals

  1. No Limits. Ask yourself….What do you want to do with your life 10 years from now? Don’t limit yourself. Think BIG! Don’t talk yourself out of anything. Good goals are the ones that really challenge you. So identify 3 goals you want to achieve.
  2. Write Goals Down. Now, write your goals down and how you plan to achieve each of them. Now you can refer back to this document each month, each quarter, and/or each year. This gives you a reminder of what your goals are and keeps you on track. As you complete each task to meet your goal, check them off! Now, you can visually see your progress!
  3. Keep Your Goals In Check. Make sure your goals are realistic, nothing is worse than setting an unrealistic goal and failing. For example, let’s say you want to graduate in one year, yet you have 3 years worth of coursework! Ok, this is an extreme example, but you get the point,
  4. Party Time! Celebrate every time you achieve your goals! You worked hard for this, so now take some time to reflect back all the hard work you did, and pat yourself on your back.

If you’re interested in learning more about goal setting come join us for a FREE screening of the film, “Finding Joe.”  This inspirational film takes us on the ultimate “hero’s journey” –the journey of self-discovery!

Join us on Saturday, Jan. 17th @ 8 p.m. or Thursday, Jan. 22 @ 2 p.m. in the House Chambers room near the student union.



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