Goal Setting

The following resources provide information on developing goals. Please contact the Academic Success Center to meet with an Academic Coach if you would like assistance incorporating any of these materials into your daily routine. 

What is goal setting?

Goal setting gives your life direction and empowers you towards positive behavior change. It confirms what your desires are and may minimize distractions or obstacles. 

Why is goal setting important?

Goal setting is important because it focuses on what you wish to achieve. Goals provide you directions or a "road map" for taking steps towards changing your academic or personal life.  

How can I begin to set goals?

Ensure that your goals are S.M.A.R.T. This means they are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely. More information on how to create goals as well as goal templates are located on the right!