I like the Kardashians. Not for the obvious reasons, but for the fact that have a very clear understanding of smart goal setting in both their personal and professional direction. Dead set clear, stated and obvious to everyone. I am sure every teacher, at one time or other, has advised kids on smart goal setting. We have shown kids the processes and given them the skills of smart goal setting.
But we are good at NOT practicing what we preach, aren't we?
Teachers are hopeless - metaphorically not literally.
We know smart goal setting is important. I expect many kids have goals stuck to the front on their desk.
How many teachers keep their goals in focus - perhaps in their day planner?
My guess - NONE!
We know that every person in the world devotes countless hours to thinking of their future and their present situation in life.
Almost everyone wishes that there was something that they could change in their life.
Whether it is their family goals; relationships goals, career goals or finances, everyone wants to change something.
Perhaps teachers want to set new career goals. Perhaps a completely new career.
Teaching is so demanding. What teacher doesn't, at one time or other, dream of a new career?
But personal smart goal setting is for students, not teachers. Right?
Goal Setting is important for teachers as well.
The first step to smart goal setting is, surprisingly, to actually set goals.
However, many of us are great at goal setting; most of us are practically incapable of following through with them.
Think about it. How many times have you decided on a course of action and simply didn’t follow through with it?
That is pretty much the norm for most teachers - but not the Kardashians.
Kardashians know smart goal setting is about having a clear process. There is no mistaking that.
Goal setting needs a process to follow.
Think of every New Year. The largest part of New Year’s celebrations is not the parties and the get-togethers; it is actually in the resolutions.
As much as we all like to attend and talk about New Years Eve parties, the most common source of conversation is the resolutions.
It is only code talk for goal setting.
The only problem is that most of us set the same resolutions every year.
What you need is a comprehensive guide to goal setting.
Aren’t you getting tired of trying to set goals for yourself and always finding that you have to do it again almost every other month?
By setting goals, and measuring their achievement, you are able to see what you have done and of what you are capable.
The process of achieving goals and seeing their achievement gives you confidence.
You need confidence to set new career goals.
Career goals are significant to teachers. But teachers, as a profession, are not usually as self-serving as the Kardashians, but we could learn a lot from their resolve.
Kardashians set career goals as often as they change their make up. And they usually succeed.
Well good on them!
Providing that you have the self-discipline to carry it through, goal setting is also relatively easy.
You just need a little help.