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Setting Goals for Teens: The SMART Strategy

Updated: Jun 29, 2021

Do you have any of these in mind?

You imagine your future self sitting pretty on a beach with a bottle of juice in one hand while taking in the fresh beach air

maybe, you want to attend a reputable university and graduate with good grades, or even make new friends or learn a new skill.

If you do, then you need to start now by setting goals for yourself.

Don’t freak out yet,

Setting and accomplishing goals is easy.

You can even do it even though your motivation level is low, or you’re battling procrastination. You just have to do it well.

Learning how to set goals can take you to a higher level. It can make you a better version of yourself and change your life forever.

Sounds good?

Let’s get started

What is Goal Setting?

Before we dive deeper, let’s define Goal setting

According to Mindtools, Goal setting is the powerful process of thinking about your ideal future and motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality.

When you set goals, you can reach your highest potential.

As a Teen, Why is it Important?

Setting goals will help you tremendously as a teenager.

Here's how:

  • It'll help you learn how to accomplish big things

  • Increase your motivation levels

  • Make your dreams come to reality

  • Boost your confidence and self-esteem

  • Make you aware of your inner strength

  • Give you a sense of direction and purpose

  • Help you focus on things that matter to you and your future

  • Help you become more focused and determined in life

And much more...

How To Teach Goal Setting To Teenagers?

As a parent or teacher, you want your teen to earn attainable heights in life and become great. Goal setting will help them become that and more!

Here are some things you should put into consideration:

1. Let them focus on their interests

You have BIG dreams for your teen, in this case, you have to allow them to take the wheel and pick their goals.

Allow them to concentrate on their interests.

You should understand that your life and theirs aren’t the same, so let them choose what they want and not what you want.

When they pick their goals, they will have a sense of fulfillment when it’s accomplished.