I WANTED TO SHOUT AT THE TEACHER…NOOOOO!
I often speak at schools. My topic is goals and gifts. I do it because I love children and I see the need to help educate children on more than the basics. I was at a class speaking on goals and towards the end of the talk, this thirteen-year-old asked me what a goal was. That really opened my eyes.
I had given the youth information on their gifts, and the four keys to setting goals. Many of them verbally stated what they wanted to be when they grew up, and we discussed ways for them to start researching and finding out more about that career path. But, I never thought I had to explain what a goal was, I took it for granted that they knew.
If goals were not something the school taught or parents talked about, why would the students know?
Many adults don’t know what a goal is or how to achieve one.
So, I explained to the class that a goal something you want by a certain time. A Goal is a destination, it is the product, the job, the school, the place you want to be or achieve, or have or make by a certain date. A goal should be specific, measurable, big, and by a certain date. Don’t be broad with your goal be as specific as possible right down to the color if applicable.
It needs to be something that you can measure, so you can tell your progress in reaching or getting or making whatever.
It should be big! It should be bigger than you could do by yourself.
God needs to be in it, for you to be successful. That big.
One teacher told the class I was speaking to make sure the goal is reachable> I almost screamed at him! Nothing is impossible for the LORD! I told the class to remove all fear or failing or thinking they can’t do this or that because of the impossibilities they can think about. I told them to use their four-year-old mind that knew no fear, or impossibilities when they make their goal. The only thing they can’t do it what they think they can’t do! And it needs to be achieved, obtained, made or gained by a certain date. There must be an end date or there will be no push to achieve, and it is an excuse to put off whatever the goal may be. Most of all remember… Goal Big or Go home!
My passion is to lift up the children in our schools. If you would like for me to visit your school, request a date.