Sophia's Goal 11 Set both academic and personal goals At the beginning of each grading period, figure out what grade you think you can earn in each class. Think of these grades as your academic goals for the term. At the end of the grading period, congratulate yourself if you were able to meet your goals. If you didn’t achieve your goals, try to figure out why. Then set new goals for the next grading period. Be sure to also set a few personal goals for yourself. Perhaps you want to get in better shape, improve your athletic skills, or earn some money. Come up with two things you want to accomplish that don’t involve grades. Make those your personal goals. Write it down Once you’ve set a goal for yourself, write it down. Then write down the specific things you need to do to achieve your goal. In the example below, Sophia set a goal, and then determined what she needed to do to achieve it. My goal is to have enough money to buy a new phone in three months. To help me reach my goal, I will: u find out where I can get the best price, and then figure out how much money I need to save u ask Mom if she has any jobs I can do to earn some money u save all of my birthday money u babysit for my aunt and save the money I earn Successful people set goals and then work hard to achieve them. Having goals will help you become the person you want to be!