Week 3 ESS
August 22, 2011
Daily Journal Question
What is a goal?
• There are a variety of goals you can
Wish VS Goal
• Wishes can sometimes seem like a goal.
• *Not every wish can be a goal. For
instance, you may wish you could live and
stay young forever, but since there's
nothing you can do to make that happen,
it could never be considered a goal.
Did you know…..
• That by writing your goal down
on paper you have a higher
chance of meeting them!
3 Time Frames for Goals
• *Long Term Goals represent major
targets in your life.
• 5-20 Years to achieve
• Sometimes even a lifetime
– Educations, relationships, travel, financial
What do you want to accomplish in life?
• *Mid Term Goals are objectives you can
accomplish in shorter time.
• 1-5 Years to achieve
– School, buying a car, making a team or club.
– These goals support your long term goal
What are some of your mid term goals?
• *Short Term Goals are goals that you
can accomplish fast.
• A few months-1 year
– Making a good grade on math test, running
faster, getting the class on time etc.
What goals require action now or in the near future?
Activity & Assignment # 1
• Write down 1 goal on your paper and
then support your goal with three ways
you will achieve that goal.
• Consider ways your might be blocked
from making this goal? What are they?
Goals - Day 2
Daily Journal Question
August 23, 2011
• This year what goal do you want to
accomplish? How will you accomplish it?
Vague VS Specific
Vague Goal Specific Goal
Get a good education. Graduate High School with honors by
Get more Sleep Go to bed 20 minutes earlier each
Eat healthier Eat more vegetables and fruit each day.
Goals & Wishes
Goal Wish Similarities Yes/No
Activity & Assignment #2
• Picture yourself 10 years from now.
• Write a letter to yourself about what
you wish to accomplish by then.
• What do you look like?
• What have you done?
• What are some of the goals today you
wish to accomplish by then?
– Education? Financial? Family? Career?
August 25, 2011
• Daily Journal Question
What's the difference between failing
and being a failure?
The 4 steps to achieve a
1.Define the goal.
2. Outline the steps needed to achieve it.
3. Consider possible blocks and ways of dealing
4. Set deadlines.
Activity and Assignment # 3
• Groups 2-5
• Work together on their goal.
• Use the 4 steps to achieve their goal
• Be prepared to share with class in 10-15
“Bumps in the road.”
Activity & Assignment # 4
• On a piece of paper make sure your name
period and date is on it.
• Number it from 1- 8
• Write down if you feel the statement is a
success or a failure.
SUCCESS OR FAILURE?
1. ____ Politician: Ran for political office seven
times and was defeated each time.
2. ____ Cartoonist: All he wanted to do was to
sketch cartoons. He applied with a Kansas City
newspaper. The editor said, "It’s easy to see
from these sketches that you have no talent."
No studio would give him a job. He ended up
doing publicity work for a church in an old,
3. ____ Writer: His first children’s book was
rejected by 23 publishers
4. ____ Inventor: In the first year of marketing his
new soft drink, he sold only 400 bottles.
5. ____ Actor: He went to Hollywood as an 18 year
old, and after a couple of parts was unemployed
for two years. As he ran out of money, he sold
off his sectional couch, one section at a time,
and lived on macaroni. He had no phone. His
office was a phone booth at Pioneer Chicken.
6.____ Athlete: As a baseball player, he struck out
more than any player in the history of baseball:
7. ____ Politician: Flunked the sixth grade. As a
sixteen-year-old in Paris, a teacher had written
on his report card, "Shows a conspicuous lack
of success." He wished to become a military
leader, or a great statesman. As a student, he
failed three times in his exams to enter the
British Military Academy.
8. ____ Athlete: As a high school student, he felt
so unpopular with the girls that he thought he
might never be able to find a wife. That's why
he took a cooking class. He thought he might
never have anyone to cook for him.
• The answers to the test? Whether you
answered success or failure, you all made a
100%! Each of these people were both
failures and successes.
• Let’s look at these people, one by one.
1. Abraham Lincoln
3. Dr. Seuss
5. Michael J. Fox
6. Babe Ruth
7. Winston Churchill
8. Michael Jordan
• Becoming A Master Student by Dace Ellis
• by Elkind+Sweet Communications, Inc.