Goal Setting Worksheet for Students

Goals are things you want to achieve and are willing to commit to. Goal setting refers to a successful plan of action for setting specific, attainable targets for yourself, in relationships, or your everyday life.

Setting goals helps trigger new behaviors, align your focus, and promote a sense of self-mastery. 

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 

CBT is a type of psychotherapy used to help individuals manage their problems by changing the way they think and behave.

Goal setting makes CBT productive by highlighting the possibility of change, making challenging problems appear more manageable, and increasing the hope to overcome them. 

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

Goal setting will help students instill a growth mindset through persistence and hard work and learn to be resilient. Setting goals will also help students build their dream or vision for their future.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet should be used to help students set, achieve, and explore goals that will benefit them in all aspects of their lives.

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