It is especially important at the beginning of each school year to set personal goals. By doing so, you have a much better chance of achieving what you want. If you were a boat captain and intended to sail south to San Salvador, you’d want to set your GPS coordinates so that you can arrive exactly on the island of San Salvador. What do you think would happen if you decided to just “wing it” and not set your coordinates? There’s a good chance you would end up in Ragged Island, or worse, north in Abaco!
So goal setting is similar to setting your GPS coordinates. It tells the captain (that’s you) how to get to where you want to go. In this case, some of your goals may be to get a better grade in a certain subject, resit your exams, or get into a favorite college.
Where to start?
No matter what you want, you will have a much better chance of achieving it, if you set goals. So lets start by doing that. It’s very likely that after some time, you may have to adjust your plans, but that is okay. It’s important that you;
1. Set the goals and write them down.
2.. Begin the journey towards achieving the goals.
3. Alter your course as necessary while staying focused on the goal.
I’ve put together a free resource to help you on your way. It’s called the “Student Planning Workbook”
Below are pages taken from the workbook to help you not only set goals, but also plan your homework schedule by the week, month and also set a study schedule. I hope you find them useful; and if you did, share it with others.
You can download the individual sheets or the entire workbook in excel format. Simply click on the images below;
If you would like to download the Workbook in excel, you can do so by clicking below;