All students have universal needs such as good study skills, effective time management,
academic and social support systems, and recreational outlets.
You may need proper direction if one of these values are ignored. You need to be
guided by a good set of goals.
A set of goals begin by having a clear understanding of yourself, your overall vision
or long range goals. You must have a understanding of why you are in school and what
is important to you now and in reaching your goals.
Set goals that are manageable, realistic and attainable for you now -as a student
and in the future – (Meaning short term and long term plans). Set concrete and specific
goals that you can transform into achievable tasks on a daily basis.
Specific short term goals can be “study my chemistry lessons at least 1 hour every
night” compared to the usual “study more.” Being specific in making goals will guide
you on what you have set out to do.
HOW THIS MAKES YOU A BETTER PERSON
Goal setting improves students’ self-image. It calls to awareness your strengths
that are provide solutions to problems, and your weaknesses so you can start to improve
them. If students learn how to set their goals properly, it can give them visualization
on how to plan actions to achieve goals and how to carry them out.
Other benefits of goal setting
It motivates you to set priorities as a student and take a clear control of your
desires and makes you responsible in the decision making process.
After you have set your goals, here are some ways that can help you while you are
achieving them: Why self-discipline and persistence are important parts of your action
Find a group of friends that you can really trust even with your life. You can develop
friendships with someone that cares about you and your goals.
Develop your study habits. Do not force yourself if you cannot concentrate, instead
walk away from your notes for awhile and relax your mind. Then you can go back to
studying as soon as you feel better.
Design yourself a schedule that will help you manage your time and your school activities.
Make one and stick to it faithfully.
Communicate with your teacher right from the start. If you have questions, ask. This
will help you better understand your lessons while maintaining a good relationship
with your teacher or your Coach.
Focus especially during exams, afterwards you can relax after receiving good grades.
Your goals are surely challenging. You will expect to encounter problems and setbacks.
That is being a self-disciplined student and person sometimes means doing what you
don’t want to do and giving up something you want – so that you can achieve greater
Sometimes, you need to pass up on a movie invitation to give time to studying your
lessons for an exam the next day. This can be difficult with peer pressure to add,
but just remember that you can watch all the movies you want after passing your all
Strong will and determination are important because failures are numerous. It is
a matter of asking yourself if you truly are willing to do what is needed to get
what you really want.
Discipline and persistence are vital ingredients you shouldn’t take for granted.
Do all these with a good attitude.
After all, all of the tests and papers will be over soon enough and a bigger challenge
awaits, success in the Big World.