|Choosing a Goal - Printable Worksheet
|SWOT Analysis - Printable Worksheet
People set goals every day. They set goals to improve their grades, lose weight, raise money, run a race or learn a new skill, but how do they choose those goals? Your friends may have goals to become a better basketball player, get into Harvard or lose 20 pounds. Some people like to set the same goals as their friends or let others set goals for them, but these people do not usually reach their goals. In order to choose a goal, you have to know what is right for you. Ask yourself the following questions:
Your answers to these questions can help you choose a goal. Simply write down your answers, and then choose a weakness, an area you would like to improve or something new you would like to learn and rewrite it as a goal.
However, you want to keep a few things in mind:
Another way to choose a goal is to complete a SWOT analysis. SWOT stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Take a look at the following chart:
What are some things you are good at?
What are some areas/skills you could improve?
What people or resources do you have around you that could help you improve your weaknesses?
Who/what keeps you from showing your strengths?
Once you fill out a SWOT analysis, look at the weaknesses, opportunities and threats sections. Choose three or four items from the boxes and write them out as goals. Then look at the goals and ask yourself the following questions:
Using your answers to those questions, you will choose one goal to focus on first. Once you achieve that goal, you already have two or three new goals ready to take its place.