At the end of my senior year of high school, I had to make a senior portfolio; part of the project was to write down your goals and make a timetable for where you see yourself in five or ten years. I wrote that my goal in life is to be happy and I skipped the timetable because if my goal is to be happy then I can’t plan out how to obtain that goal. Who knows what will make me happy in five years? Life is constantly changing; nothing actually stays the same. It is important to set goals for yourself, but my idea of goals is different. I want to be happy and my goal is to take whatever smaller steps are necessary to get there.
I don’t have an exact blueprint of how I wish to live my life in five years, neither do I plan to build one. Yet, I have dreams that I hope will in some way form into reality. In five years, I hope to have graduated from a four-year university, more specifically UC Berkeley. I
American author, Ernest Hemingway, changed the way I dream through his words, “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” Prior to my introduction to the thoughts of Hemingway, I focused more on the numerical count that reflected the amount of goals I created, rather than the substance behind the aspirations and the necessary steps to accomplish them. Witnessing firsthand how easily a dream can become a distant memory has positively inspired me to improve the way I create, plan, and execute my goals. My current professional aspirations that span over a five year period, are a product of my labor in developing the skills to turn my dreams into a reality.
It finally hit me that I could not reach my dream without aquiring the social skills and building connections.So I decide to picture my dream and making it reality.
Being an entrepreneur is a very laborious task, but there is an abundance of advantages. First, I will have the opportunity to make more money than I would have if I stayed at my previous occupation. Second, I would be my boss, and make all the decisions when it comes to anything, which I couldn’t do previously.
Success is achieved by setting a goal and taking steps towards that goal. Asking a simple question like “what do I want to do when I grow up?” can start the brainstorming process. The plan for success is much like creating a plan of care in nursing. Assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate. The key 5 steps for achieving success are goal setting, making an action plan, stay focused, reward yourself, and be flexible (My success plan, 2015). Everybody is different and will have different plans but this is my plan for success.
In order for us to identify where we want to put energy for our own development, it is necessary to develop what Inglis (1994) calls an ‘Extraordinarily realistic self-image’ (ersi). You need this so that you can be sure that your dreams, goals and plans are built on a sound foundation.
Setting smaller goals towards your big goals helps. In my case, my first goals would be graduating high school and getting accepted into college. Also, another small goal is applying for scholarships and financial aid. I plan to do job shadowing in the spring, which will help me get a better look how my future will be. Not only that, but if an unexpected turn comes around, I might explore a new career I would want to go into. It’s baby steps to reach my goal. The exciting part of it, is there are so many opportunities and challenges out there to explore and
3. Make your goal SMART and start with SPECIFIC. How will you reach this goal? What behaviorswill you do differently? How will you practice it? What are the SPECIFIC action steps that you will take—make sure they directly relate to #1:
Now take that blank screen and play a movie featuring you in possession of the goal you seek. Make it vibrant, exciting and alive, with you playing the starring role. This is another visualization exercise that works very well. Another similar approach is to imagine that you're being honoured for your lifetime achievements. As part of the ceremony, there's a PowerPoint presentation featuring numerous stills of you doing, having, and being all that you've imagined. Put yourself in that place and see yourself being congratulated by many people.
Becoming an entrepreneur will be very exciting journey; from the beginning till the development and realisation of one's product or service.
The definition of entrepreneur is taking a big financial step which then you overcome obstacles that leads to your company’s success. For example, Steve Jobs creating Apple which change how we listen to music and how we communicate which one another at a global scale. Do I consider myself an entrepreneur or do I plan to be, well first I have to create something, an idea that will gain success in my life. I’m I already taking a financial step to attain a Bachelor degree? I’m taking a financial risk, to further my career and acquire a job in a company where you can share your ideas and gain experience and skills to maybe start your own company.
I have a concept that I later turned into a hashtag that most of my social media followers have seen. #D.L.C. You must DOMINATE Life COMPLETELY. After finding entrepreneurship and learning that the only limits are the ones I put on myself, the sky was the limit for me. Taking my life to the next level did not only become a passion of mine but a duty. I will not settle for anything I do not deserve and you should not either. Life is going to smack you around but if you have the mental will power and the foundation to set you back on course, you will watch your dreams travel from your imagination and into your life. Your wishes get checked off your list and you begin to rinse and repeat the cycle I told you about earlier. Set Goals and Hit them. Rinse and Repeat, Rinse and Repeat. Self development is my biggest passion and having a good life for myself, my parents, my extended family, and my own family in the future is personally one of my big motivations.
You'll see a huge difference in your life the very first time you establish a clear, committed goal. Keep at it, even if your first few attempts aren't perfect. Just continue to establish yourself as a goal-setting individual, and pretty soon you'll be reaping the rewards of all your hard
To achieve your goals, sooner than later, make an effort to surround yourself with people who have already attained the things that you desire and ask them what they did to achieve their goals.