LE 1020 You’ve got the time! In this unit Determine your mission & governing values Write S.M.A.R.T. goals & determine your priorities Monitor your time Adopt tools for time management that 1. Reflect your governing values, and 2. Move you toward your mission and long term goals Quote to consider… “Dost thou love life, then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” --Ben Franklin But I don’t have time, do I? You do have enough time for the things you want to do if you manage time effectively. Time is an equal opportunity resource— everybody gets 168 hours per week—no more, no less. The question is not whether you have time, but whether you use it to get what you want! GOALS A “goal” is only a “wish” if it isn’t written down! Write long-term goals Write short-term goals that help you move toward your long-term goals. Make your goals S.M.A.R.T.! S.M.A.R.T. Goals Specific Measurable Action-oriented Realistic Time-limited Sample Goal I want to improve my grade point average from a 2.5 to a 3.0. By Dec. 15th. Specifics: I will carefully read my syllabus to be aware of the class expectations. I will attend class daily. I will decrease my work hours by 3 hours per week. I will increase my study time by 3 hours per week. Sample cont. I will meet with each professor 2 times a semester to go over my progress. I will create an assignment calendar. I will get my assignments done 2 days before the deadline date. I will study daily instead of cramming at the last minute. I will use the learning center resources. I will be open to asking questions during class. Smart Goals The sample goal is Realistic (It is reasonable to increase GPA by 5 pts. It is time limited. (I gave a date for completion) It is measurable (I can monitor whether or not I am doing the things I said I was going to do. It is specific. (I have stated steps for an action plan.) It is action oriented. I have listed things that I can actively be doing to improve. Remember . . . You’ve got the time!