- Students will define their own long-term goals in a written personal reflection of a day in their life at age 30.
- Students will establish and note on their goal setting worksheets their own short-term and intermediate-term goals that lead to their own long term goals.
- Journal Entry (Reflection)
“Hook” – What kind of life do you want to live? Today we are going to visualize what a day in your life at the age of 35.
a. Story Telling – 3/5 minutes
- Tell a personal story about yourself or a friend that is making good money, but is not happy with the life they are living. The purpose is for the students to prioritize their own happiness when establishing long-term goals for themselves.
b. Visualization – 15 minutes
- The instructor guides students through a day in their own life at the age of 35. The instructor prompts each thought from waking up to falling asleep with every detail, beginning with the alarm clock ringing, and ends falling asleep on a Friday night just before a vacation. Students are to visualize how they want their life to look during each prompt in the activity. Where are they working? What are they doing? What does their neighborhood look like? Etc.
c. Journal Entry – 20 minutes
- Students are to write in detail what they envisioned.
d. Direct Instruction– 5 minutes
Distribute ‘goal setting’ worksheet (available for download below). Define each goal below and provide an example for the class. Explain the importance of each goal leading into the next.
- Short-term goals – anything up to 3 months
- Intermediate-term goals – take place between 3 months and 1 year
- Long-term goals – more than a year
- Students are to complete their goal setting worksheets and journal entries. (25 points)
- Goal setting worksheet (available blow)
- Goal Setting Worksheet
- Journal Entry - 25 points