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Set Concrete Goals

Setting goals helps you be accountable to yourself and also increases accountability within a group.  Clear goals at the beginning of a project will also help you determine how your project will work and what role group members can play.  Once goals are set, you can track your progress, compare your results with other group members, and figure out what works best so everyone can meet (or exceed) their goals.

Set a service goal and hold yourself accountable.  Commit as an individual and as a team to volunteer a certain number of hours this year.  Then keep your commitment.  Let’s see what we can do together!

Here are some impact-based goals you could set for yourself or with your team this summer.  Set a goal, keep track, and let the group know how you are progressing to goal:

  • As an individual, I will exercise with kids ______ times a week this month/season/year.
  • As a team we will exercise with kids _______ times a week this month/season/year.
  • As an individual, I will educate ______ children about children's health (immunization drives, healthy eating, etc.).
  • As a team, we will educate ______ children about children's health (immunization drives, healthy eating, etc.) this month/season/year.

Part of setting good outcome goals is thinking about how you will achieve them.  As a group or an individual, think about process-based goals as well as mapping out how you will hit your goals above:

  • As an individual, I will ask ______ friends, family members, colleagues to join me in service throughout the year.
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