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Goal Example

This is the Goal Example page. Use this page to create a Goal from the example you selected. You can print a complete copy of the Goal by using the Printer Friendly link. You can review the Goal displayed and select the options that you prefer. You will use the options you select to create a Goal for yourself.

Printer Friendly - The Printer Friendly link opens a new page that displays a view of the Goal Example page. This page is designed to print neatly on an 8 ½ by 11 inch piece of paper. A border is displayed around the main content area. This border frames the printable area. The border is indicated by the phrase "The printable information appears within this border." Other information may be displayed outside of the border, but only what is inside of the border will be printed. Note that this page may need more than one piece of paper to print.

Select All - Select this button to choose all of the options (Strengths, Obstacles, Tasks and Rewards) for this Goal Example. After you create a Goal with all of these options, you can make changes.

My Goal Description - Each Goal Example has a section that contains more information about the Goal. There are two areas that might be helpful in your Goal description:

  • Why this Goal is important to you

  • How you want to accomplish this Goal

My Goal Type - Each Goal Example has a category that describes the kind of Goal being created. Options include:

  • Finance - Select this option if your Goal is related to money, budget or savings.

  • Living Situation - Select this option if your Goal is related to where or how you live.

  • Work - Select this option if your Goal is related to your job or job search.

  • Health - Select this option if your Goal is related to your health or well being.

  • Spirituality - Select this option if your Goal is related to spiritual growth and inner peace.

  • Leisure Activity - Select this option if your Goal is related to your hobbies or fun activities.

  • Relationships - Select this option if your Goal is related to how you would like to get along with other people.

  • Learning - Select this option if your Goal is related to education or gaining knowledge in other areas.

  • Other - Select this option if your Goal does not fit into one of the other types on this list (for example: Go To School)

My Strengths -Each Goal Example has several Strengths you can select. Strengths are your strong points. This includes your talents, skills, knowledge, and experiences. Knowing your Strengths will help you complete a Task or reach a Goal.

Select the Strengths you want to add to your Goal.

My Obstacles and My Tasks - Each Goal Example has several Obstacles and Tasks you can select from. An Obstacle is something that you will need to overcome to achieve your Goal. An Obstacle can be a challenge, an excuse, or anything that can stand in the way and hold up your progress. Tasks help you overcome your Obstacles. Tasks help you break your Obstacles down into smaller pieces. You can use your Tasks as a to-do list to help you identify all of the things needed to overcome your Obstacle. Creating a Task can help you focus on one activity at a time. It helps you achieve your Goal.

Select the Obstacle(s) you want to add to your Goal. Then select the Task(s) to overcome those Obstacles.

Description - Each Task has a description that contains more information about the Task. There are three areas that might be helpful in your Task description:

Completion - This section defines when you will finish your Task. Options include:

Start Date - Every Task has a Start Date.

End Date - If the Task has a specific End Date, it will be displayed here.

Repeats - This displays how often you will perform this Task. Options include:

  • Obstacle - An Obstacle is something that you will need to overcome to achieve your Goal. An Obstacle can be a challenge, an excuse, or anything that can stand in the way and hold up your progress.

  • Task - Tasks help you overcome your Obstacles. Tasks help you break your Obstacles down into smaller pieces. You can use your Tasks as a to-do list to help you identify all of the things needed to overcome your Obstacle. Creating a Task can help you focus on one activity at a time. It helps you achieve your Goal.

  • Why this Task is important to you

  • How you want to accomplish this Task

  • What you need to complete this Task

  • Has an End Date - This Task has a specific End Date that will be displayed below

  • No End Date (Ongoing) - This Task does NOT have a specific End Date

  • Does Not Repeat - Select this option if you will only do this Task one time

  • Daily - Select this option if you will do this Task one time each day

  • Every Monday/Wednesday/Friday - Select this option if you will do this Task three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)

  • Every Tuesday/Thursday - Select this option if you will do this Task two times a week (Tuesday and Thursday)

  • Every Weekday (Monday - Friday) - Select this option if you will do this Task every weekday, but not on weekends

  • Weekly - Select this option if you will do this Task once each week

  • Every Other Week - Select this option if you will do this Task once every two weeks

  • Monthly - Select this option if you will do this Task once every month

  • Yearly - Select this option if you will do this Task once every year

My Goal Priority - Each Goal Example has a priority that you can change later. Setting priorities helps you list your Goals in the order you want to work on them. Options include:

  • Goals Most Important To Me - Select this option for the Goals that are most important to you. These are the Goals that you want to work on first. It is recommended that you only have one or two Goals marked Goals Most Important to Me so that you can focus your attention and energy.

  • Goals Second Most Important to Me - Select this option for the Goals that are important, but not at the top of your list. These are the Goals that you want to work on after you finish your Goals marked Goals Most Important to Me.

  • My Other Goals - Select this option for the Goals that you want to work on later.

My Goal Dates - Each Goal Example has a Start Date, a Completion and an End Date that you can change later.

  • Start Date - Every Goal has a Start Date that you can change later.

  • Completion - This section defines when you will finish your Goal. Options include:

    • Has an End Date - This Goal has a specific End Date that will be displayed below

    • No End Date (Ongoing) - This Goal does NOT have a specific End Date

  • End Date - If the Goal has a specific End Date, it will be displayed here.

My Rewards - Each Goal Example has several Rewards that you can select. These are the things you will Reward yourself with when you accomplish your Goal.

Select All - Select this button to choose all of the options on this Goal Example.

Cancel Choices and Return to Goal Examples Page - Select this button to return to the Goal Examples page.

Create a Goal from Your Choices - Select this button to create a Goal from your choices. You will be taken to the View My Goal page.