Goal Setting

To be successful in our academic life, it is extremely important that we set goals. These goals can be short-term or long-term, easy or difficult to achieve. This quiz has been prepared to reveal whether you have the ability to set goals effectively. Think about your goals, future plans or dreams related to your academic life and answer the following statements as they relate to you. (1) Strongly Disagree (2) Disagree (3) Agree (4) Strongly Agree

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I don't know what I want from life.
I don't know where or what I want to do after I finish school.
I know what I want to achieve in life.
I make a detailed list of all the goals I want to achieve.
I do not plan for the future, I prefer to let life take me where it will.
Before I start trying to achieve a goal, I think about what obstacles I might encounter and how I can overcome them.
I often change my goals.
I actively look for things that will help me reach my goals.
I regularly reflect on what I have done so I can assess to what degree I have achieved my goals.
My goals are specific and achievable.
The goals I set do not match up with my personal values or dreams.
Once I set a goal, I start working towards it straight away.
I need to have an end goal in mind, before I can start studying.
When I have difficulty in reaching a goal, I immediately give up.
When I don’t achieve my goals, I feel frustrated and it takes time to set goals again.
If I have difficulty in reaching a goal, I set sub-goals to keep myself motivated.
I think my future will be better if I reach my goals.
I go step by step to reach my goals.
To achieve more difficult goals, I divide my goals into smaller more manageable chunks.
When I begin my school work I don't know which goal to focus on first.
I set many goals in the hope that I can achieve a few.