SkillsUSA SkillsUSA Champions Fall 2009 : Page 24

toolbox The Success of a Plan Depends on Planning ow many successful people have you heard say, “I don’t know how it happened! I was just watching television, and success just fell into my lap!” Success takes work — work focused on goals . As part of an in-class exercise, develop and write two short-term goals: one related to your future career, the other to your personal life. Make each goal specific and reasonable, and list all the specific actions or steps it will take to reach each goal. Return to those goals every week or more and evaluate your progress. More on goal setting can be found in SkillsUSA’s newly revised Professional Development Program (PDP), and now the first two levels are online. The online version has been completely restruc-tured, features all-new interactive media and includes an entirely new (and free) learning management system. To learn more, visit: educators/pdponline.shtml . h A goal without a plan is just a wish. • — A ntoine de S Aint -e xupery Find the photo, win a prize No, the picture on the left isn’t abstract art. It’s actually a distorted part of another photo in this magazine. Find the original photo and send us the page number where it appears to win a SkillsUSA hoodie (first prize) or ball cap (second prize). To enter, e-mail your answer, name, address and phone number to:, with “Photo Contest” in the subject line. Or, send to: SkillsUSA Photo Contest, 14001 SkillsUSA Way, Leesburg, VA 20176. One first-place and one second-place winner will be picked from a random drawing of correct entries. Entries must be received by Nov. 15. Congratulations to last issue’s winners: Sandy Johnson of Deer Creek, Minn., and Greg Wenger of Greenwood, Miss. • 24 SkillsUSA Champions Fall 2009 Photo: Lloyd Wolf

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