Journey To Achieving Goals

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Tips for teachers to guide students:

Have you ever found yourself creating a goal and building a dream about how it would be when you got "there"? So many times we have an image of how it would be when we accomplished something and then have been disappointed when we actually got "there." The experience didn't measure up to the dream. All that happens is that we then establish another "there" to go toward. It can be a frustrating cycle. We must remember that it isn't "there" that is important. It's not the destination but the journey that is important. What we need to be aware of and tend to is the journey towards that goal and what we learn about ourselves along that way. Everything happens as you are getting "there."

  • Think back to a time when you set a goal for yourself
  • Relive that experience through writing and ask yourself "What did I learn along the way?"
  • How has that experience helped to shape who you are today?