I'm not sure if setting goals and making decisions gets any easier when you're an adult. But I do find myself following most of the guidelines that I teach my students.
I have uploaded the links to 14 activities and worksheets from the File Drawer.
I begin with the reading comprehension strategy, Goal Setting & Decision Making Wordsort, which will help students activate prior knowledge.
You can learn more about using and creating Wordsorts on the Reading Comprehension page.
The following activities and worksheets are also available:
Prioritize goals on the Wish List
Connect goals to values on the Personal Value Grid
Practice how to make specific goals on What I Really Want
Identify the different types of Personal Goals
Identify the types when Making Decisions
Identify the types of resources on Matching Resources
Follow the steps to decision making on the Problem Solving assignment
Solve the Setting Goals and Making Decisions Crossword Puzzle