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Choosing your Destination

Action:  Watch the video above, read the information below, and complete the assignment at the bottom of the page.

As the Captain of your ship, you get to decide where you will go.  What is your destination?

As you prepare for the ACT, I want you to think about where you want to go. What do you hope to achieve? What steps will you take to reach your destination?

A goal is an idea of something you want to achieve in the future.  It is a challenging target you set for yourself and commit to hitting. Goals are like the choices you make and the promises you keep to yourself.  They help you achieve milestones, grades, or awards; break bad habits; adopt useful habits; or achieve more in different areas of life.

In other words, goals are your secret weapons to making things better, ditching the not-so-great stuff you do, picking up awesome habits, and rocking it in different parts of your life. So, imagine them as your personal superpower for leveling up in life!

What are SMART goals?  The SMART in SMART goals stands for Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound.  Defining these parameters as they pertain to your goals helps ensure that your objectives are attainable within a certain time frame.

In your course journal, write down 3 goals for yourself.  One should be a goal for your physical wellbeing (could be something like the amount of sleep or exercise you will get), one should be a personal development goal (e.g., I will read something for 20 minutes each day, have a personal quiet time, etc), and one should be a service goal (something you will do each week to help someone else - let's be good humans).