Futures Magazine Volume 2 September 2020 - Flipbook - Page 17
F U T U R E S
H O W
S E T
G O A L S
How do you set yourself meaningful life/career goals and actually achieve them? Look no further
for a step by step guide.
In the previous issue of Futures Magazine, we discussed how to visualise success in your future and
included an exercise on visualising what that future successful self would be like. This time, we are
going to focus on how to set goals to maximise success in your future. You can also use the
visualisation tool in the previous issue to visualise the goals you create here.
WHAT KIND OF GOALS ARE WE TALKING? HOW DO YOU SET A GOAL?
First thing’s first - what do you actually
Use a ’SMART’ approach to plan the goals
WANT from your life? This will form the
that you want to achieve.
basis of what goals you set. Here are some
work and life related goal ideas:
SPECIFIC – MAKE IT CLEAR EXACTLY
WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO DO
Achieve passes in your GCSE’s
A job with a good salary
Complete a marathon
Good work/life balance
A job with good career progression
MEASURABLE – CAN YOU MEASURE
Leading a team of people
WHETHER THE TARGET HAS BEEN
Learn how to skateboard
MET OR NOT?
Earn enough money to have a sports
Turn a passion into a career
Work in a creative job
Learn how to play the guitar
ACHIEVABLE – IS THE GOAL IN YOUR
STRETCH ZONE - NOT TOO HARD OR
WHY SET A GOAL?
Goals are important because they give
you clear and defined things to work
towards. They help you to develop
motivation, persistence and hard work
and you often feel a sense of achievment
REALISTIC – IS IT SOMETHING THAT
when you’ve reached them. Winner
MAKES SENSE TO DO?
winner chicken dinner.
Your goals can be short term ones or long
term ones. They can be things you want to
achieve in 2 weeks, one year, 5 years or
It’s good to also make a note of what
resourcse you will need to help you
achieve your goal, whether that is certain
equipment, a person or money!
TIMED – WHAT TIME DOES IT NEED
TO BE DONE BY?