Goals will not do you much
good if they are not useful. To be useful, a goal must possess three attributes,
To make a goal useful, the
first requirement is that it must be specific and measurable.
- Look at your responses to
Activities 6-9. Do the goals you stated there contain words like "some"
or "more" or "better"? These terms are too vague or general, and these
goals might not be as useful as ones that are more specific.
- To make your goals more
useful, replace any ambiguous words with numbers or more specific terms.
Instead of saying, "I
will lose some weight within the next year," you could say, "I will
lose ten pounds within the next two months."
You could replace something
like, "I want to make good grades," with, "I will make a 3.5 GPA
Click to open
Activity #10, Part A and follow the directions.
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