Overcoming “Goal Blockers”

We hope that the lessons are helpful to you and your students.

Elementary Lesson

Please start by sharing this video with your students

Instructions:  First, watch the video.

Now think of a goal you have, grab a piece of paper, and write or draw your plan to achieve it.

  1. Consider your purpose or the reason you have this goal.
  2. Break down your goal into smaller steps like the rungs of a ladder or the steps up a mountain (with your goal at the very top) and set a timeline for reaching it.
  3. Make some notes about how you will overcome obstacles that might get in your way and who you might ask for support. 
  4. Review your plan and monitor the progress you make towards reaching your goal.  Don’t forget to celebrate all of your accomplishments!

Secondary Lesson

Instructions: First, watch the video.

  1. Take out a journal or notebook and answer the following questions: 
    1. What does perseverance have to do with your personal goals? 
    2. When was the last time you felt discouraged but persevered to reach a goal? 
    3. Who are two safe people in your life you can share your goals with to help you persevere when it gets tough?