Journal Entry: Stamatina Bourret-03/30/2024-PSAP Course Lesson 27

Journal Entry

Lesson 27 Goal Setting

– The concept of goal setting is building small steps into bigger goals. If you can start with small steps you are able to build up the momentum to achieve your overall goals.

-Goal setting is important for personal development because you need to maintain your motivation to achieve something that makes you feel like you are being productive. When working o goals you need to have a long term purpose then take small steps to get to your long term goal. You are able to grow as a person when you are able to achieve small steps that align with your values and ultimately get you to where you want to be.

-An example of a goal I set for myself while impacted was to teach a class. I have been making small steps to achieve my goal, yet to get there I have run into many road blocks. By being persistent I was able to find someone to let me volunteer as a teachers aide and I now have the material to begin teaching a course. This contributed to my personal growth because it showed me that with persistence I could meet the needs and achieve any goal.

– Effective goal setting can help me prepare for a successful life after release but setting goals that could lead to a successful life upon release. Setting goals that assister me in building for when i get out. One of my goals is to have a journal article published on reform. If I continue to write letters each week I can come to a solution that will get me where I need to go in regards to meeting that goal. By having and article published it will set me up for success upon release because it will already show that I have done something in regards to my goals and to my success.

-Strategies I can employ to enhance my goal setting skills during my time here is to break down my goals into smaller attainable steps. Once I am able to attain small steps to get to my goal the overall goal will not seem that out of reach. Set a few goals at a time, thus not overwhelming myself with too many goals all at once. Once I start achieving them then I can build from there to prove my success.