A person may have many different goals and many different types of goals at the same time. For example, a person may have a fitness goal, a
career goal, and a family/relationship goal at the same time.
Types of goals:
- Immediate or Short-term – A desire you have now, next month, before the year ends.
- Intermediate – A goal that you want to achieve in a period of one to three years.
- Long-range or Long-term – A goal that you could achieve in several years (three or more).
- Ultimate – A goal that may never be completed. For example, to become the complete person that you wish to be.
Small, more detail-oriented goals can also be set and ultimately achieved and new ones subsequently set. An example of this would be that a person who is working on developing upper body strength might
start with modified push-ups from the knees and have a short-term goal of doing ten such push-ups, and intermediate goal of doing one regular push-up, a long-range goal of doing ten regular push-ups, and an ultimate
goal of doing one pull-up.
Precise, detail-oriented goals such as the one above may allow the ultimate goal to be met and then reset at a new, higher standard.
This is a sample of a goal setting
worksheet. A separate worksheet should be filled out for each goal that is set. The goal worksheet should be posted in a prominent place and read aloud at least twice daily.