March POWerful Word – SELF-RELIANCE – Week 4

Since we are newly into 2018, and we are thinking about our goals, let’s talk about our self-reliance goals. Who can remind us what a goal is? A goal is something you are working to achieve by a certain deadline. What is something you are working on that you would like to be able to do on your own without anyone’s help (1) At home (2) In school (3) Here in class? How do you think you feel when these goals are achieved? Now, choose one of your self-reliance goals. What is your PLAN to make sure you achieve that goal– in other words, what are you going to DO so that you can achieve that goal (i.e. practice 15 minutes per day, get a tutor)? Sometimes we can master a goal piece by piece– gaining mastery in different parts of the goal until all of the pieces are learned. Can you do this with your goal? By when will you achieve your self-reliance goal? What will you work on first? How might you celebrate your goal achievement? Remember: Goals we set are goals we get! Great!

If you have time: If a friend wanted to master a skill so s/he could do it by herself, what would you advise her/him to do? What if she wanted to quit?