Setting Your Effective LEARNING Goals
“Setting goals for learning is the same as setting other goals in your life. If you do not have a goal you will not know when you are there and also, whether you are on the right track to reach that goal”.
Some tips for achieving your goals:
• Define your goals – make sure your goals are specific, with measureable outcomes that you can realistically achieve within a specified time frame.
• Break your goal down into manageable, practical steps to avoid overwhelm.
• Refine your goals as you go. If it is unrealistic for you to achieve your goal within your initial time frame change to goal to suit something more realistic. If you are finding it easy to achieve your goal, set yourself a goal that is more challenging.
• Stay focused – keep going!
• Troubleshoot any obstacles or hurdles
• Celebrate your wins!
The first step is to know your strengths, talents and interests, what you are good at and most interested in will fuel your desire to reach your goal in your studies.
You can make positive choices and changes in your life at any time that could lead you to personal and/or career success. If you are not sure of what you want to achieve with your study, have a brainstorm on a piece of paper on your own or with friends. Write out all the things you would like to do or study in your life. For each one, consider how you would feel to achieve it, what opportunities could come from it, and how important it is to you. Once you have considered this, rate it out of 10 as to how much you feel you would benefit from studying that particular topic. This should give you a list of things you would like to learn and an indication of how important they are to you. Make a list of all the things you would achieve or all the things that would change in your life if you did achieve say your top two or three goals. This should now give you a direction.
Many people feel unfulfilled in their lives, but get caught up in the day to day speed of life and don’t take the time to address what it is they need to do to make positive change. Find yourself time to devote to looking at your life – where are you at now? Where do you want to be? What are your goals in life? What do you need to get you there? It may help you to brainstorm what it really is that you love doing – what is it that you would do if money wasn’t an issue? What do you love to do? Remember there is only one chance at life, so grab it now!Ask Yourself:
• What do I want to do, what are my goals?
• How will I achieve these?
• What courses, resources and people can help me achieve this?
• When I achieve this how will it make me feel?
• What changes will I have made?