Harnessing the power of the subconscious mind and becoming successful by breaking goals into manageable stages were just two of the strategies students learned during a goal-setting session.
Motivational coach, Jay Shirley led a two-hour workshop that focused on the power of positivity, self-belief and planning. He has previously worked with this cohort of Year 12s, during sessions devoted to study skills and exam techniques.
He said: ‘In Year 11 we were looking at motivation and how the students were going to pass their GCSEs. In this session they explored what they want to do with their life; what their ultimate goal is and what they want to achieve. They worked out why, how and who is going to help them do it and set out a timeline of when they want to achieve it by. The students were very enthusiastic and gave good feedback.’
Jay has been working with educational trainers, Positively MAD for about eight years: ‘I am massively into the motivational side of it. Many of the students have a goal of getting their degree because they want a specific job. By achieving that they can then afford to buy a particular car or live in a particular area that they identified as their sub-goals. The session showed them techniques to help them become more successful, focusing on aims and working towards a positive and rewarding outcome.’