Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Rocket Day

Week 6 of Wednesday lists
Is it just me, or did anyone else notice that yesterday's date was 3.2.10? BLAST OFF!!! I called it Rocket Day and my class celebrated blasting off toward our goals. I use goal setting extensively in my classroom, and this was a fun way to reinforce those lessons. Don't you just love super-silly celebrations like that? In honor of Rocket Day, I offer a list
to help us all blast off toward our own goals.


3 things to get you started when you set a goal
  • Dream Big - Dream as big as you're willing to work.
  • Tell Somebody - Make it public and you're ten times as likely to achieve it.
  • Break it Down - Immediately break your big goal into smaller, more doable pieces, and set a deadline for the first step.
2 things to keep you going
  • Reward Yourself - Small achievements deserve big recognition, and maybe a small treat or two.
  • Reevaluate Your Goals - Now that you've gotten started, is this still really what you want to do? If yes, great! If no, feel free to change it. It's your goal after all.
1 thing to remember
  • You can do it!
0... Blast Off!!

Happy Rocketing, friends.


Amazing photo by 4pizon.

25 comments:

JoLyn said...

What a terrific motivational list. I have a few things I'm working on that are slightly overwhelming. I'll take this list to heart and get to work!

My Wednesday list this week is slightly silly, and a little bit gross. Oh well. It's good for a laugh.

cinner said...

I think this is a great post, and fun, I was just on the computer looking at setting goals, I should have just come here. Take care,

Tracy said...

Fantastic reminder to get us going and keep going for those goals--thanks, Relyn! I'm ready to go! ;o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

Jessica said...

I wrote the date a gazillion times yesterday, but never noticed that! You are so right about those tips. This post is going next to a few others of yours in my book of inspiration!

Derrick said...

Hi Relyn,

I could do with setting myself a BIG goal - making my modest emporium into a world beating colossus! I'll start now. Thanks for the date stimulation!

Kelli said...

What a terrific list! I'm one of those people who needs lists. I like to write down everything that is important to me. Makes it all more real, more viable, easier to focus on and achieve. :)

willow said...

Hee. It took me a minute. I kept saying three...two...ten. This brain doesn't do numbers!

Rita said...

What a great way to remember to set goals. We all need to set goals in our lives. I love your lists!

Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers,
andrea

smith kaich jones said...

See? The problem with computers (well, one of the problems) is that I seldom write the date. How cool that you noticed! I love that!

And a PS for your list - you are worth it, you deserve it! I have to constantly remind myself of that little tidbit, and without it, the rest is easy for me to toss.

:) Love ya!
Debi

My Castle in Spain said...

If you allow me, I'm going to steal your list !!
just what i need right now !!
:-)
A big hug to you and lovely Sloane...

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I didn't notice! Your students are so lucky to have you!

Jeanne said...

Love all you share
Love you
Jeanne♥

Marilyn said...

A very good list. I love Rocket Day. I think you must be a very inspirational teacher, one I wish there had been more of when my children were in school.

Gigi said...

I love this, I love this, I love this!!!!! xo

Angie Muresan said...

Haha. That's a good one. I didn't notice until you mentioned it. I agree with all three items on your list for a blast off of successfully completing goals.
Best wishes!

Meri said...

What a fabulous, creative teacher you are! I'm declaring this "Relyn" appreciation day.

Jeanie said...

You're right -- telling someone is major! They are your biggest cheerleaders, nudges, supporters!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Good advice for adult and child, alike!

Patti said...

I do horrible with goals- wonderful with lists but horrible with goals? Why is that? You make it sound so easy...Maybe I shall put goal keeping on my lists? And I did realize the date but a little too late!

spread your wings said...

i love that you made it rocket day. i have to say i didn't notice the date that way.
this is a great motivational list. one i think i should print out and put on my wall. thanks

susanna said...

Oh man, I missed this one! Great idea, having a Rocket Day. Your students must think that YOU ROCK, Relyn!

Roban said...

I wish I could be one of those 40 second-graders in your room. (forty?!) How fun to use this rocket idea.... I need to write what you wrote into my journal and then DO SOMETHING about it!

Deborah Carr said...

Don't I wish I'd had a teacher like you, Relyn??? I could'a been a writer a whole lot sooner.

Thanks for the list...it's timely as I've just finished one goal and am off galloping towards another.

Jaime said...

What a sweet and creative list!

I love the reward part the most.
;)

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