Setting Goals

A recent training & development course taught me about S.M.A.R.T. goals. I’ve been thinking about sharing with our e-portfolio advisees this semester. SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time bound. I’d never evaluated a goal by whether or not it was smart before that class. Part of me thinks it’s a good practice. It’s makes a fine self-management tool. But, it’s so limiting. Realistic goals? Measurable? It seems so limiting, I tend to agree with this guy.

I do want to get to the goals our advisees listed in our intake survey. I feel now that we should leave it really wide open. I think we want to go where I advisees want to lead us. We want to discover something. Dream-drive, Uplifting, Method friendly, Behavior-driven.

Now, I’m thinking of having them watch the Brendon Burchard video and maybe another video, perhaps a TedX talk. Maybe this.



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