Goal Setting with SMART Goals
There are 4 main types of goals.
Very long-term goal (dream goal): your ultimate hoped-for achievement. It is what you think about when you imagine the best job you could possibly have or the best person you could possibly be. It could be becoming a professional athlete or a teacher or simply to graduate college.
Long-term goal: where you want to be in many months or years from now. These goals are steps towards your dream goal. They could include making it onto a sports team, getting a part in the school play, or passing your end of term exams.
Mid-term goal: things you want to achieve in the next few weeks. These can be very specific such as getting a B on your math test or having 100% attendance in school that month.
Short-term goal: these are very specific and should be easy to measure such as finishing all your homework before a certain time in the evening or paying more attention in today’s classes.
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”