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Taking Control with Time Management by Janis Fisher Chan, M. J. Weeks

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3Goal Setting and Prioritizing

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Learning Objectives

When you complete this chapter, you should be able to:

• Explain the value of setting goals.

• List the five steps for achieving goals.

• Write down your goals, review them to ensure they meet the SMART criteria, and prioritize them.

• Identify which of your goals are long-range, intermediate-term, and short-term.

• Develop an action plan for achieving a top priority goal.

• Use the 3-V system to help you achieve your goals.

WHY SET GOALS?

Goals are clearly defined outcomes that describe what you want to accomplish. A goal for remodeling your house might be to enlarge the kitchen so that people ...

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