Outcome: Defining Goals

Three Purdue University basketball players answering questions at a panel.

If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.

—Yogi Berra, baseball player and coach

Learning Objectives

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Explain how time management plays a factor in goal setting, leading to short-term, medium-term, and long-term objectives
  • Identify overall academic goals
  • Identify and apply motivational strategies to support goal achievement
  • Describe how a social network can help accomplish goals
  • Consider factors that might hinder goal achievement and possible ways to address these issues