Do you or a loved one have challenges due to having health conditions like TS? Have you ever struggled with overcoming your challenges or setting goals? This article will help you learn what goals are, a certain goal-based system that can help you set goals, how others can help you achieve your goals, how you can help others reach their goals, and some examples of goals you or your loved one could set to overcome challenges.
What are Goals?
A goal is something that you are trying to do or achieve.
Try the S.M.A.R.T. System!
When setting goals, try using the S.M.A.R.T system:
- Specific – Be as clear and specific as possible with what you are trying to achieve.
- Measurable – Make sure that you can demonstrate and evaluate how your goal is being met.
- Attainable – Ensure that you are realistic and within your ability to achieve.
- Relevant – Be sure that your goals are important to you and align with your long-term plans.
- Time-based – Try to give yourself a timeframe in which you hope to achieve your goal.
How Can Others Help You Achieve Your Goals?
Having a support system can make a huge difference! Here are some ways others can help you:
- They can help you hold yourself accountable by using check-ins or photographic evidence.
- Furthermore, they can call you out by giving honest feedback and reminders.
- Additionally they can remind you of your reason behind the set goal.
- Moreover, they can do an activity related to your goal with you.
- In addition, they can help you prioritize and stay on track with your goals.
- Others can also help support you in both milestones and setbacks related to your goals.
How You Can Help Others Set and Achieve Their Goals?
Helping others can help you to also feel accomplished! Some ways that you can help others include:
- Help them establish their goal; together, you discuss their values and what is important to them.
- You can encourage them to use the S.M.A.R.T. method.
- Be realistic with them about what is attainable.
- Encourage them to prioritize their actions and times.
- Assist them in writing out their plan.
- Offer encouragement along the way.
- Check-in with them and their progress.
- Celebrate their achievements together.
A Few Examples of Goals For Individuals with Turner Syndrome
Disclaimer: These are only a few examples of goals that you or your loved one can set to overcome their challenges. Check you or your loved one’s medical professionals, teachers, other loved ones, and others for goals that specifically apply to you or your loved one.
- Each morning I will exercise for at least 30 minutes five times a week for the next six months.
- Within the next year, I will aim to get a raise/promotion at my job by building on my skillset and completing all my tasks on time.
- I will take at least five minutes each day to do breathing exercises throughout the next three months.
- Throughout the next year, I will make a social media post spreading awareness about TS once per week.
- For the next 6 weeks, I plan to prepare for my math final by studying for 2 hours a day my math notes.
Written by Skylar Starnes, TSF volunteer blog post writer, and edited by Ruchika Srivastava, TSF volunteer blog post editor.