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What Do You Really Want?

How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens
(Revised & Updated Edition)


Setting and sticking to goals can ease stress and anxiety, boost concentration, and make life more satisfying. This updated and revised edition of a trusted step-by-step guide helps teens articulate their goals and put them in writing, set priorities and deadlines, overcome obstacles, build a support system, use positive self-talk, celebrate successes, and more. Updated with new and inspiring stories from teens pursuing their goals, easy-to-use tips for setting and reaching goals, and information on using technology tools to aid in goal setting, the book also includes downloadable forms to use in goal-setting activities.

Part of Self-Help for Teens®
Free Spirit is the leading publisher of learning tools that support teens’ social-emotional health.
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ISBN: 978-1-63198-030-5
Reading Level: Grades 7 & up
Interest Level: Ages 11 & up
Guided Reading Level: Z
Lexile Measure: 950L
Format: two-color
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 160
Praise for What Do You Really Want?
“This book is a great choice for teens of all ages. Adults would even benefit from its guidance. Bachel sets up an easy-to-follow format that will guide readers to success. She encourages them to find their dreams and set goals to achieve them. This is a must have book for any library.”—VOYA

“Whether your goal is to buy your own car, pass your algebra class, or travel around the world, you need this book! Goals will help you get where you want to go, and this book will teach you the what, why, and how-to’s and guide you every step along the way. Don’t be surprised to find yourself returning to this resource again and again!”—Marcia Ballinger, Ph.D., author of The 20-Minute Networking Meeting
“From hot tips to the worksheets, this is a valuable, helpful, and fun book to help you get what you want.”—Nicole Middendorf, C.D.F.A., founder of Prosperwell Financial

“Bev Bachel has created a fun and easy-to-follow how-to guide to motivate teenagers to think big while building the day-to-day lifelong tools of personal discipline and realistic action. As I read, I found myself thinking, ‘I can, and should, be doing that!’ Fun, with dabs of rigor, organization, and accountability.”—Larry Pogemiller, Minnesota Commissioner of Higher Education and former Minnesota Senate Majority Leader
Awards for previous edition:
  • The official book of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day!® 2004 
  • A “Read America!” Selection

Download worksheets from the book.

  • Common Core State Standards


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