We all know the importance of setting goals. Goals give us direction, help in decision making, and offer a sense of accomplishment when met. However, for many of us and our students, goal-setting remains something that is simply not done with any regularity or purpose. We make general goals, like “being a better person.” We make lofty goals that fall to the wayside the moment they become too challenging. We make easy goals that are quickly achieved and offer little satisfaction. So if we all know how important creating goals can be, WHY don’t we do it? Why don’t we make our students do it? How can we be successful at reaching goals that will create meaningful and lasting change?

We believe that it comes down to the fact that none of us take the time to create an effective system for obtaining our goals. We make them, and then hope for the best. In our latest podcast, edbean.com looks at The Power of 30, a very effective system for not only setting goals, but strategically working toward them.

The Power of 30 offers the needed framework for planning, implementing, and achieving goals. At the end of 30 days, you and your students can accomplish great things. Once you complete your first 30 days, you’ll be inspired to do it again! Imagine the changes that can occur, if every 30 days a goal is met and a new goal set. What could your students achieve by summer break? Where could you be in a year? In 5 years? You can do a lot in 30 days, meeting short term goals and setting successful habits. If we take our long term goals and break them in achievable 30 day goals, we can overcome huge challenges. Join our Power of 30 movement: Listen to the podcast, post your 30 Day Challenge in the comments below, offer encouragement for others in the Edbean community, and in 30 days let us know how you did and what your new challenge is!

We have 30 days…make them count!