Time Management Skills Course 1 - Identifying Goals

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Time Management Skills Course 1 - Identifying Goals

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Course 1 - Identifying Goals Overview •

Define Time Management



Describe Your Dreams



Articulate Goals



Identify Regrets

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Time Management Time management is the process of strategically managing time. Is it your time? Or, are your habits the issue?

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Time Management Average Work Day

8 hours

480 minutes 28,880 seconds How do you spend your hours, minutes, seconds? What does your manager want you to spend your time on?

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How to Manage Your Time

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Dreams A dream is a personal, hopeful vision for your future.

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Define Your Dreams Guidelines •

Describe your dreams in 1-4 sentences



Consider an ultimate or ambitious achievements you'd like to make



Identify what you'd like to improve in your personal life



Consider long-term financial achievements you'd like to make



Identify what you hope to achieve professionally



Consider the milestones you'd like to reach in your career



Consider the small improvements or changes you'd like to realize



Make sure that the dreams are possible and within your control

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Goals •

A goal is an achievement or accomplishment that you are determined to reach in the future.



S.M.A.R.T •

Specific



Measureable



Achievable



Relevant



Timely

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Guidelines for Articulating Goals Include a time frame for completion •

Be as specific as you can



Review your descriptions of your dreams. Consider your dreams, and determine which of these will become the basis for your goals



Consider your descriptions of your regrets



Describe a goal you expect to reach in the coming weeks or months



Describe a goal you expect to reach in the coming years



Make sure that your goals are challenging but achievable



Describe your goals in one or two sentences

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Regrets A regret is the disappointment as a result of missed opportunities or unfulfilled potential.

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Guidelines for Identifying Regrets •

Identify something that is important to you that you wish you had done, or not done.



Identify something that causes you minor annoyance and disappointment.



Identify something that bothers you personally.



Make sure the regret relates to choices within your control.



If you are having difficulty thinking of a relevant regret, complete this sentence: “I wish that five years ago, I had _____.”



Be specific, and describe your regrets in one to four sentences.

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Course 1 - Identifying Goals Review •

Define Time Management



Describe Your Dreams



Articulate Goals



Identify Regrets

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Review Questions: 1. True or False: Time Management involves managing time and habits. A. True B. False 2. What is the fifth step in the process for managing your time? A. Build an action plan for time management B. Assess your current tasks and workload C. Identify your personal strengths D. Articulate the goals that you want to accomplish for yourself 3. What does SMART stand for? A. Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Relevant, and Timely B. Specific, Marked, Achievable, Ready, and Timely C. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely D. Standard, Measured, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely 4. What is the definition of a regret? A. A disappointment as a result of a missed appointment B. A disappointment as a result of missed opportunities or unfulfilled potential C. A disappointment as a result of a problem with a coworker D. A disappointment as a result of a problem with your boss 5. True or False: The regret must be within your control. A. True B. False

Answer Key: 1. A True. Strategically using your time wisely and understanding your habits will allow you to manage time effectively. 2. B Assessing your current tasks and workload is the fifth step in the process for managing your time. This step can only be done after you identify how you are spending time through use of a time log. 3. C A goal is an achievement or accomplishment that you are determined to reach in the future. It should be a SMART goal, which is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely. 4. B The definition of a regret is a disappointment as a result of missed opportunities or unfulfilled potential. Regrets are past-focused instead of present- or futurefocused. They can provide understanding for change but should not be the focus or mindset. 5. A True. When identifying regrets, it is important to note if the regret is within your control and can be eliminated or changed in the future. If it is not in your control, you cannot change it.