Goal-directed persistence is following through on your commitments. A student may start on a task but get distracted or not return to the task when he has to take care of something unrelated to the task. If a goal must be reached over time, poor planning may come into play. Other demands may arise that were unexpected. Expected tasks may take longer than expected. Unforeseen obstacles may have arisen.
Strategies for Maintaining Goal-Directed Persistence
- Record your performance over time: Self-observation is reinforcing itself (we will do this for the TAKE ACTION STEP)
- Positive Self-Talk
- Homework Completion Checklists