There are things in life that we wish to achieve. If we plan strategically to achieve a goal, we will take on the right mindset to succeed these goals. This reminds me of the story of the four-minute. For fifty years in track and field running a mile in under four minutes was thought to be an impossible feat. In 1956 Roger Bannister achieved this feat. Then suddenly, other athletes began to regularly break that mark. To this day, just under fifteen-hundred people have broken this mark. This demonstrates the nature of any goal. Once it is viewed as possible, people have the proper mindset to achieve it. The first step towards accomplishing any task, you can think of, is planning.
We show you how process a goal using the SMART method. This involves setting a Specific goal that is as detailed as possible. We then decide on the best way to Measure this goal and in some cases decide upon milestones along the way. When we set this goal, it should be one that is fully Attainable. The goal must be realistic meaning that you have all the resources that you need to achieve it. The final aspect is to set a clear Timeline with pre-decided deadlines for each milestone. These worksheets will help you help work through a well designed process to help you achieve the outcome that you are hoping for. You can do this in a number of different ways, but the worksheets will show you a linear trajectory that will most likely make your task much more doable and let you have a little fun along the way. There is a spiral approach that is taken here. Make sure that you spend a good amount of time preparing these. I highly recommend that as you approach the later secondary school grades that you have a six-month, one year, three year, and five year plan for yourself. Every six months you should reevaluate this. It is a great personal process to get yourself going on.