During our first tutor period, we talked about SMART Goals. Smart goals are one of the ways where you are able to create/set goals for yourself that are achievable, and in your reach. First, we wrote our future dreams on the white board. Some dreams, I was surprised to see, but I am not sure who wrote it so I thought it was interesting.
SMART Goals stand for…
First Goal. To keep organized throughout the year
I always try to keep organized as much as I can, but sometimes I have so much things I need to at once that I lose control of my organization skills. And since we don’t have our diaries this year, I write all my homework on my google calendar, which I am not used to yet. I sometimes forget to do lot’s of things. I will try to achieve this goal by reminding myself often as I can. I will write on my google calendar as also on a diary I bought. Because I like to write more on paper instead of using my computer, I think recording on my computer and writing it down into my diary would remind me better. I also need to keep track of where all my papers are. Since we get lot’s of worksheets and paperwork to do at home, I need to get used to throwing away or file the ones I won’t use. Otherwise, it would be so complicating that I wouldn’t know which paper is which. I am pretty sure I can achieve this goal as soon as I get a hang of it. And once I know what to do to keep organized, I will be much organized than I am right now. And my time limit for this is by the end of next month.
Second Goal. CONCENTRATE!!
Since I was small, I had an habit of dazing off into my own thoughts. And not come back until the end of class. And last year, I always started to think about other things during one class, and would forget about what we were learning. Maybe I dozed off in those classes because I didn’t really like the subject, or it could have been just that my concentration skills weren’t working that day. So, this year I would like to try to concentrate in every subject. Even the ones I don’t like, because those are the ones I need to work on. I can try to concentrate by, paying attention and only think about what we are learning at the time. Because I think once I listen to what we are learning about, it would be quite interesting. I can also try by trying to be more involved in the class. Most times, I don’t try to to talk much in class, besides the times I really need to talk. So when I start to lose concentration, I can try to listen to the class, and try to be part of the of the class. I also need to pay extra attention during English class, because my future dream is to be an author, and I know English would help me with my future dream. I don’t really have a time limit for this, but by the end of the year, I would at least want it to be a little better.
Third Goal. To think about my dream
I really like to read, and I always been reading a lot. I probably read more than a kid my age would read . And because I love to read, I also loved to write. And so, I wanted to be author from when I was small. I always thought that writing stories would be fun, and I liked to write short stories on my own time. But as my grade got older, I started to find other things interesting or fun. Then, I kind of lost time to write, or even read. My parents who knew I liked to write, often urged me to write more often, but I often had homework or something else so I couldn’t have my time to write anything. And even when I did have time to write, I didn’t want to write so I read instead. And even if I did write, I would never finish the thing I started to write about. Only the times I would write are time such as when I have English homework or when I don’t feel very well and need to write to make me feel better. However, I still have my dream to be best-selling author. So I would like to focus more on my dream, and try my best on my English classes as well I haven’t really set a time limit for this, but I want to at least try to publish a book before I graduate High School. I will try my best!