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The Bookshelf → Setting Priorities and Action Plans

Preview Points

  • As part of self-management skills, it helps to know how to set priorities and create action plans for goals.
  • Setting priorities is about identifying what is important to pursue.
  • Action plans are the specific steps you’ll take to achieve certain goals.


  • Brainstorm ways that you can achieve your goal.
  • Break larger goals down into smaller, manageable steps. What are the most important steps you need to take to achieve your goal?
  • Choose a reward that you can give to yourself for accomplishing steps toward reaching your overall goal.
  • Review your goal regularly, and monitor the progress you are making toward the goal.

Concluding Points

  • These are some simple steps to take to start making progress toward a goal.

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