UOPX HCS 449 - Week Three Discussion Question #3

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Week Three Discussion Question #3Conduct research online about setting goals. What tips did you find that are helpful to you in creating goals?Please read the Week Three discussion question above; this question is also posted in theCourse Materials Forum. Develop your thoughts, and post your response into the MainForum, following this thread. Please do not start a new thread for this discussion question.As well, you may find it helpful to review the requirements for posting a response which canbe found within your syllabus. You are required to post a response to two (2) DQ each weekin the Main Forum. Each response is to be 100-150 words.Susanna Palomores wrote an interesting article for Women's Media titled Six Principles of Goal Setting (2011). In the article she states that the six principles are: positive, present tense,personal, precise, possible, and powerful. The goals should be stated positively and in presenttense as though they are being realized now. The goals should be about the persons own self, not about others. The goals should be precise and possible, or realistic. Achieving the goals should be attainable, and not create a sense of overwhelming. Finally, the goals should be powerful in that they convey action and emotion. I like her quote in the article where she explains why goals are important; "instead of just letting life happen to you, goals allow you to make your life happen," (Palomares, 2011). Palomores, Susanna. (2011). Six Principles of Goal Setting. Retrieved August 10, 2011, from http://www.womensmedia.com/coaching/258-six-principles-of-goal-setting.htmlSome of the goal setting tips that I found include writing the goal down; making it believable;it should be something that is challenging; you must be specific in the goal; can it be measured and have a deadline that you would like to reach it by. These are key aspects in goal setting. If a person writes a goal down, they are more likely to remember and achieve it - it will make it more real. By making the goal believable - you are able to see that it is quite attainable and can be reached. Of course you want it to be something that challenges you in some way - if it isn't challenging what is the reward in achieving it; Being specific in the goalallows you to make a plan of action and stick to it. Being able to measure your goal allows you to find out at different intervals if you are on track or have veered off the path. And lastly having a deadline - if you do not make a deadline - how will you ever know if you haveachieved the

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