Essay on My Personal Goals, as a College Student
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As I struggle threw another ten minutes on the treadmill, I’m reminded at how unnecessary that last cigarette I had was. Or maybe if I had skipped out on the last round of shots last night I might be okay to go lift weights after this. At least I’m in the gym and you have to applaud yourself on small steps, right? Looking at my life a year ago and I have to say studying vocabulary words for anthropology or writing essays on the possible origins of World War I were not activities that I was motivated in participating in. Having watched my friends start to accomplish their dreams, I understand that action is the only cause for change. In every aspect of my life it has always been ideas never attainment and that is strictly my fault. In the…show more content…
As I sweated out three years worth of hard living-smoking, drinking, fast-food- I thought some slight modifications were in order. Giving up smoking was the first on my list. That first two weeks I went threw at least twenty packs of gum. I realized that smoking was more that some oral or chemical addiction, it was my way of “taking a break”. Whenever I was tired or angry or stressed out I’d always turn to my pack of sticks to give me the answers. Of course they didn’t reveal any truths and all I got was a bad cough. Finishing my first race was such a thrill. It was a competition between my body and mind with no one else. Changing my lifestyle has definitely made it easier to focus on attaining my bachelor’s degree and what exactly it is I want to do with it.
When I was a small girl I always wanted to be a veterinarian. I had no idea what the entailed but I knew I like animals and I wanted to help fix them. Fast forward ten years and I’m sitting in my counselors’ office senior year and I’m being asked the same question I’ve always pondered, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” This time the answer is psychologist. Still want to help fix people but no gory insides to look at. In the real world, though, having a bachelor in psychology doesn’t get you very far. So with a major in social work and minor in psych I think my chances of finding a job are much higher. I’m not positive if social work is exactly what is in my cards but the job
Importance of Setting Goals Essay
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The Importance of Setting Goals
Setting goals is the most important thing you can do in your life. Without goal's you are going to have no direction, no ambition to be successful, no drive to stay in school, and trouble finding a career that will provide for you. Without these three things, achieving your goals is going to be one of the toughest tasks in the years to come.
When setting direction to success you must make good choices on the path you are going to choose. The wrong path will put you somewhere that is going to take you off track from your goals. This path can lead to partying too much, getting lazy, and not going back to school. Not doing schoolwork is getting lazy. You must stay on top of schoolwork and not fall behind. If…show more content…
The drive to stay in school is another big part of setting goals. Without the drive to stay in school, you lose site of those nice things that can be achieved with hard work. Drive also motivates you to do the things that you don't want to do, but have to do them. Things like writing papers, studying for exams, and going to school during the summer. The drive to achieve your goals will help you through these tough times. Through the tough times, think about all of those goals you are trying to achieve, and how nice it is going to be when you reach them.
Finding a career that will provide for you can be very difficult if you do not follow the path to reach your goals. This is another reason to stay on track and work hard in school. Without your education, going into the work force and finding a good job that will provide for you and your family can be very hard. Most jobs require school degrees and sometimes certifications that require many hours of work. Without the degrees and the certifications, advancement in a job is sometimes impossible. Without advancement in a career, it is very hard to reach your goals of making that big salary, and having all of the enjoyable things in life.
My first year of college I didn't realize the importance of setting goals. After my first year in college, having a good job, and seeing other people that did not make such good choices, I have