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Making plans

Making Plans

Planning your goals in life is an important part of achieving them. It will help you clarify priorities, be realistic, and address your current realities.

In this video, Liz Harper talks about the importance of making plans as you get older, and talks about four ways of doing this:

  • SMART planning
  • Rewind planning
  • Question planning
  • Intention planning

Age and Opportunity have a handout that describes these four planning types. Click on this link to open the document, and use it to plan your goals.

  • Which of the four planning techniques do you feel would be most useful for you to set a goal? Why?
  • Select one of these techniques, and describe how you will use it to reach a goal.
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