Setting Goals, week 2

We will be talking about using New Year’s resolutions as a way of Setting Goals for ourselves during our lessons this week.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“May the new year bring your new strength, new hope, and new dreams.” — Lailah Gifty Akita (author)

Take control over your life and make improvements one resolution at a time.

One way in which we set goals for ourselves is by making New Year’s resolutions.  We can look for the things in our lives we have control over, and make changes for the better.  We can take ownership of our choices — we can take responsibility for making our choices, and then taking action on them.  We can use New Year’s resolutions to set all sorts of different goals for ourselves, depending on what seems most important to us individually.  Some examples are:

  • Health Resolutions — eat more healthy food, get enough sleep, exercise consistently.
  • Academic Resolutions — have a homework routine, stay organized with school materials, set aside a certain amount of time per day to study.
  • Relationship Resolutions — spend more time with our family, treat our friends with courtesy and respect.
  • Personal Growth Resolutions — invest our time in learning a new skill and in new “real world” experiences.

Discussion Questions:

  1.  What are some areas of in our lives that we can make positive changes in?
  2.  What is one thing that is important to you that you would like to achieve during the coming year?
  3.  Do you think that we should set many big goals for ourselves at the same time, or just a few?

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