Planning_ Goals and Personal Success by qingyunliuliu


									Goals and Planning
Keys for organizational,
professional and personal success
Your assignment
  Determine a set of personal goals using
  the system outlined in the textbook
  (Hawks and Strong)
  Submit the goals by the date shown on
  the syllabus
Academic and Personal
   Persistence and hard work
What is a goal
  The end toward which effort is directed.
     Must know the end (what we usually try to write
     Requires effort
  “No wise fish would go anywhere without a
  porpoise. . . Why, if a fish came to me, and
  told me he was going on a journey, I should
  say „With what porpoise?‟”
             The Mock Turtle, Alice in Wonderland.
 Goal Integrity Spectrum
           Low = “I‟ll try”

           High = “I commit to”

Low                                                            Medium                                                             High
Superficial desire for goal                                  Good desire                                       Strong intent/sincere
Failure expected                                         Plan on some failure                                  Failure not planned
First failure=end of goal                         Failure dwelt on=progress slow                               Failure corrected quickly
Achieving Goals
  We must have personal or individual goals.
      We will be and feel more productive
      Some of our goals should be directed to learning and
      personal improvement
  Goals should be specific and measurable
      Example ― “Do better on my calculus assignments this
      Better statement ― “This week I will spend two hours
       a day studying calculus.”
      Achieving specific goals helps develop discipline.
      Easier to know when you have done them.
   Have a specific timetable for
      Better calculus goal is “Study calculus from 4:00 to
Achieving Goals
  Goals should be written. (A goal not
  written is only a wish)
      Clarifies thinking.
      Reminds you of exactly what you are going to
      improve or accomplish.
   Share them with others who can
  encourage you.
      Increases commitment, and provides support to the
  Goals should be attainable but make you
      Real value of a goal is what happens in the process
      as well as the actual result. No stretching means no
Achieving Goals
  Set times regularly to review and
  revise goals if necessary
  Sub-goals and tasks and rewards
  must support the main goal
  Plan ― A method for achieving an end.

   Goal ― The end toward which effort is

  A plan is therefore the process of using
  directed effort to achieve an end.
Reasons to Plan
  To eliminate uncertainty
  To improve the
  efficiency of the
  To obtain a better
  understanding of the
  To provide a basis for
  monitoring and
  controlling the work of
  the operation
The Pyramid Approach


              Goal         Goal

     Strategy Strategy Strategy

    Task        Task     Task     Task
Obstacles to Planning
  Immediate demands          Caught in short term
  have higher priority       thinking
  than long range            No vision
  Constant pressure with     Planning is, or is
  current activities         considered an extra
  No direction
                             Personality conflicts
  No authority               with other in the
  Lack of appreciation of    organization
  the value of planning in   Information not
  the organization           available
Tools and Methods to assist
     Gantt Charts
     PERT Diagrams
     Critical Path Method
  If you fail to plan . . . . .

                        You plan to fail!
Goals & Personal Growth
Observations of a learner
Guidelines for goal setting
  Goals should be your own
  Goals should be clear, specific and concrete
  Have a specific timetable for
  Goals should be written
  Share goals with others who can encourage
  Goals should be realistic but still high
  Set times regularly to review and revise
Personal Development
 Learning about, and improving

 Fostering a positive attitude and

 Developing and following an
 improvement plan (using goals)
Attitude and Life
  The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of
  attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more
  important than facts. It is more important than
  the past, than education, than money, than
  failures, than successes. It is more important
  than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make
  or break a company . . . a church . . . a home.
  The remarkable thing is we have a choice every
  day regarding the attitude we will embrace for
  that day. We cannot change our past . . . We
  cannot change the fact that people will act in a
  certain way. We cannot change the inevitable.
  The only thing we can do is play the one string
  we have, and that is attitude. . . I am convinced
  that life is 10% what happens to me and 90%
Personal Development
 Ben Franklin method
      Identified 13 personal characteristics
      concentrated on 1 characteristic each week
     Repeat after the 13th week
 Set and accomplish goals
 Build fundamental personal
     Discipline
     Responsibility
     Integrity
Ben Franklin’s Thirteen
 1.Temperance -         Eat not to dullness. Drink not to
 2. Silence -    Speak not but what may benefit others or
 3. Order - Let all your things have their places.
 4. Resolution - Resolve to perform what you ought.
 Perform without fail what you resolve.
 5. Frugality - Make no expense but to do good to others or
 6. Industry - Lose no time. Be always employed in
 something useful.
 7. Sincerity -      Use no hurtful deceit. Think innocently and
 justly; and, if you speak, speak accordingly.
Ben Franklin’s Thirteen
  8. Justice - Wrong none by doing injuries or
 omitting the benefits that are your duty.
 9. Moderation - Avoid extremes.
 10. Cleanliness - Tolerate no uncleanness in
 body, clothes or habitation.
 11. Tranquility - Be not disturbed at trifles or at
 accidents common or unavoidable.
 12. Chastity - Rarely use venery but for health or
 offspring; never to dullness, weakness, or the injury
 of your own or another's peace or reputation.
 13. Humility - Imitate Jesus and Socrates
The Process
  Major life goals
      Most important things you want to accomplish
      More important than the speed you are going is the
       direction you are traveling.
  One year goals
      What is important to accomplish in the next year

  Six months to live goals
      What is most important to you

  Last week's activities
      What are you doing now to accomplish the others
The Assignment
   Conduct the Goal Setting process as

  Modify the goals as described in the

  Record and submit a report of the
  process and list of the modified goals
Thank you
Set real goals for yourself

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