ERIC Number: ED347447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Goal Setting Skills for Young Adults.
Youngs, Bettie B.
This guide/workbook was written to help adolescents understand why goals are important, identify their goals, and work toward achieving those goals. Following a brief introduction, the guide is divided into five chapters. Chapter 1 asks readers the question: Who Is in Charge of Your Lives?" Setting goals is presented as the key to shaping the events in people's lives and to getting what they want out of life. Chapter 2 presents keys to goal setting, encouraging readers to match their strengths with their dreams and to set a meaningful goal. Chapter 3 "Setting Yourself up for Success," discusses six steps to goal setting: desire, belief, writing, benefits, starting point, and deadlines. Chapter 4 presents six steps to overcoming obstacles to achieving goals. These steps include: (1) identifying the obstacles; (2) identifying the knowledge required; (3) identifying people who can help; (4) making a plan; (5) visualizing; and (6) being determined and persistent. Chapter 5 identifies six keys to success, organized under the headings of Peace of Mind; Health and Energy; Loving Relationships; Financial Freedom; Worthy Goals and Ideals; and Personal Fulfillment. At the end of each chapter are two or three exercises designed to reinforce the contents of the chapter and to help readers apply the information to their own lives. The book includes appendices containing additional worksheets on daily, weekly, and monthly goal statements. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Goal Orientation, Objectives, Success
B. L. Winch & Assoc./Jalmar Press, 45 Hitching Post Dr., Bldg. 2, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 ($10).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
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