Goal Setting

A review and reminder to always improve

Goal Setting for the firefighter

Method for:

Deciding what you want to achieve in your life. Separating what’s important from distraction.
Motivating yourself.
Building your self-confidence.

Why Set Goals?

Setting goals gives long-term vision and short-term motivation. Clearly defined goals can measure progress providing self-confidence and pride in achievement.

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How to Set Goals

Consider what you want to achieve, then commit to the action plan. Goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. Write them down!

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Set the Right Goals

Several methods of goal setting. Find what works for you.

Setting goals that are realistic and measurable are crucial to success. 


Make sure your goals are:

Specific - know exactly what your goal is
Measurable - must be able to track goal
Attainable - realistic and achievable
Relevant- exciting and meaningful to you
Time-bound - clear deadline


Goals should be:

Heartfelt - have emotional attachment
Animated - create vivid imagery of success
Required - build sense of urgency into goal
Difficult - make goals challenging


Put goals to the WOOP test:

Wish- what do you wish to accomplish
Outcome - how does best outcome feel
Obstacle - imagine overcoming obstacles
Plan - make a plan to overcome adversity