Effective Goal Setting Steps

College is an environment with increased responsibilities. Successful students understand the importance of committing to both short- and long-term goals.  Set your long-term goals for the semester first, then break them down into smaller steps to create short-term goals.

Long Term Goals

  • Must be specific and realistic
  • Require passion and motivation   

Short Term Goals

  • Serve as mini “check points” that you reach on the way to your long term goal
  • Provide structure and stability
  • Keep you accountable for achieving success
  • Serve as an organizational tool for priorities