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Study Guide Answers

1.     Keeping your eye on a goal helps you to do what?
     It helps you to stay focused on the things that are important to you.
2.     Goals are ________________________ that you strive to reach.
     objectives
3.     Why should you think about your reasons for pursuing a particular goal?
     It will clarify why reaching the goal matters to you.
4.     After you define a goal, why should you specify a deadline for achieving it?
     This will discourage procrastination.
5.     How do performance goals differ from outcome goals?
     The success of a performance goal is determined by one's own actions. Factors beyond one's control influence whether or not an outcome goal is attained.
6.     Which people have the most success in attaining their goals?
     people who write down their goals
7.     When you name a goal, what should you list?
     the tasks that you will have to complete in order to attain the goal
8.     Why is making a collage that represents your yearly goals helpful?
     It constantly reminds you of what you want to achieve and motivates you to make your goals a reality.
9.     Decide whether or not you need to change any of your ______________________.
     habits
10.     Some people fear success because they fear _______________________________.
     change
11.     Why does working toward a goal sometimes cause headaches, stomachaches, and muscle spasms?
     Working toward a goal can create stress and anxiety, which, in turn, can cause adverse physical symptoms.
12.     When you visualize your goal, what should you do?
     Picture yourself achieving your goal and see all of the good that will stem from the attainment of it.
13.     What will likely happen if a goal you choose conflicts with your values?
     You will not be enthusiastic about attaining the goal.
14.     Friends and family members can have what effect on your goal attainment?
     Some friends and family members will be envious of any success you realize. Identify someone who will support you and be happy for you when you succeed.
15.     How do drugs help some people to attain goals, yet prevent others from succeeding?
     Some people take prescription medication to focus on tasks and to fight depression. People who take illegal drugs or medicine that hasn't been prescribed for them cloud their minds and destroy their motivation.
16.     For teens, what does long-term planning entail?
     planning for life after high school
17.     When you know what's required to reach your goals, you'll also know what else?
     You'll know the steps that you'll have to take to reach your goals.
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