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Learn How to Set Goals

Goals are things you want to achieve. By making a plan and breaking down goals into small steps, you can see what progress you have made.

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Do you know how to set realistic goals? Look at the Learn About Goals page before answering these questions.

  1. Which of the following is not a synonym for goal?
    a. Dream
    b. Plan
    c. Purpose
    d. Objective

    The answer is:
    A. Having dreams is not the same as setting goals. Goals have measurable steps and are obtainable.
  2. Which of the following is a good goal statement?
    a. I don't want to be a cashier anymore.
    b. I want to sail around the world.
    c. I want to finish my last GED test within six months.
    d. I want to win the lottery.

    The answer is:
    C. Good goals statements are positive statements and are specific.

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