“A goal defines a plan of action, acts as a continuous progress report on how well you are doing as you move toward chosen goals, it identifies exactly what achievement or success is for each person, and it tells you when its time to reset goals” according to Dennis Congos. Goals play an important role, when you’re in college. I have many goals but my top three goals for my educational career at Colorado Christian University are, getting an average of a 3.9 GPA in every class, staying in school and not giving up, and lastly graduating with honors on time. I have many other goals but these three are the most important to keep me on track and to help with my future career goals. I have sought out plans to achieve all these goals by the time I graduate. My goal of getting a 3.9 GPA in all my classes sprouted when I saw that I could make the Summa Cum Lade Undergraduate honors. In order to graduate Colorado Christian University with Summa Cum Lade, I have to graduate with a GPA between 3.90-4.00 according to the CCU CAGS student hand book. It is important to me that I graduate with honors, so I can prove not only to myself but peers and future employers that I tried my absolute hardest in school. I would also like to show my daughter when she is older that she can achieve anything she sets her mind to, no matter how hard it is. In order to achieve this goal, I am going to make sure I study every subject multiple times. For example, if there is a reading assignment I will study
Growing up I have always had huge goals set for myself and I have had a lot of obstacles that have had a big impact on where I want to go in life. Those obstacles made me realize that maybe I can be different my life and that lead me to where I am today, senior year at Mountain View High School. I’m Caroline Kalcheff, and this is how I used my past issues to develop my future goals and dreams.
Goals are what make you strive to be better and improve your life. One of my goals is to figure out where I’m going to college. I currently have a spreadsheet of all my possible options. From cost to the safety of the area everything is one that chart. It has been difficult finding a school that has my major and I can afford. Scholarships and studying for the ACT have been slowly consuming all my free time, but I know in the long run it will be worth it. Knowing my future and figuring out where I’m going to be in a couple of years is very important to me right now in my
What is the importance of goals? Do goals help you plan out your future? Or possibly give you something to work for? To me goals provide a map of what I want to do, how I’m going to do it, and why I want to do it. Goals also provide a sense of accomplishment when you finally get to finish whatever you’ve been working towards. The need for goals in life is clear, because without goals, we wouldn’t get much done. Simply because of the fact that there wouldn’t be anything to work towards, and no structure to our future. One of my most important goals is to graduate college, to get a career in psychology. This goal is extremely important to me because of the fact that not many people in my family have even finished high school.
My career goal is to receive my doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy. I would like to work with geriatric population because they are more vulnerable to disabilities from chronic illness that results in them being put into nursing facilities. I want to specialize my education on physical disabilities. I have experience working with the geriatric patients who are physically disabled and I hope to help them keep their independence. My goal is to help geriatric patients gain valuable skills in order to keep their independence and have the ability to live at home. As an occupational therapist, I will help patients do things they want to do through therapeutic methods of everyday living. I would teach them new ways of doing daily actives after suffering from a disability. For example, a patient who had a stroke, I would reteach this individual how to hold items, how to button shirts, and so on. I would prefer to work at patients’ home or in a clinic setting; however, I am open to working wherever my skills would be needed. Since I want to work in the patients’ home, my main goal is to evaluate and change their home, so it is easier for them to stay independent. I have an interest in working with patients who have developmental delays; however, I need to observe an OT specialized in that field to know for certain if that is something I would like to specialize in.
Goal setting allows individuals to holistically evaluate if their goal is possible and what will be needed in order to obtain that goal. Setting goals allow individuals and groups to become better equipped to arrange timelines for the future. Along with establishing timelines, goals can be utilized as motivation for success or positive movements. In other words, motivation is the key to overcoming difficult obstacles when trying to obtain a goal. Also, setting goals will enable persons to evaluate whether their goal is attainable, considering what has already happened and the possibilities of the future. Specific and realistic goals for me include:
As I sit here looking at this blank piece of paper, I can’t help but to think about the future that I want. I understand the fact that if I want to have the future that I have been dreaming about, I need to set what other people call goals. In my mind I consider it to be a standard that I either have to meet or I have to set the bar higher. While I’m attending Drury University I have three goals. Goal one is to maintain a 3.0 GPA, number two is to not gain weight, and three is to make a group of new friends.
People always say, New year, New me, but they never have actual goals that they achieve. I want to achieve three things this year, not changing me but changing what I do. I want to become a top pitcher in my 14u comp. league. I want to be able to bench at least 120+, by the very end of the year. I also want to achieve a higher GPA from the next few quarters throughout the year. I want a 4.0. I feel like these are very achievable goals and I am ready to go through 2017 with an open mind on achieving them.
When I first started to think about what I wanted my goals to be, it was actually very overwhelming. I have never been one of the skinny girls that can fit into a size two or where extra small shirts. I was always one of the thicker girls that was always buff and alto stronger from playing softball all of my life. While I was playing softball I never really paid attention to what I ate because we were always having to eat at fast food places because of tournaments. I never really gained any weight either simply because I would always be active wither before I ate or right after I ate. Once I stopped playing softball after my senior year ended I never changed my eating habits. I was always sitting at home munching on snacks all day long or going to work and picking up something from McDonald’s before or after work. I gained about five pounds over summer break but I didn’t really think much of it. Once I got to LC I noticed that I wasn’t eating healthy like I should have been. That is when I decided that I wanted to work on my weight and also get a lot of my muscle strength back.
Persistence is the cornerstone to my character and it fuels my passion towards reaching my goals. Each time I am presented with a new challenge in life it is my persistence that assures my success. Everything I have achieved is due to my willingness to press forward. I have always set ambitious goals for myself because I enjoy the process required to attain them. I have found that hidden in the arduous process of attaining challenging goals is the key to developing self-discipline. I am convinced that I would not have achieved everything I have now without cultivating my will-power. Currently, one of my short-term goals include earing exceptional grades for the Fall 2017 semester. I am one semester away from beginning my upper division
Goals are important because goals open a path to where a person is going and wants to achieve in life. Also, goals can help a person to stay focus on things that I want to have in the future. A goal to get an education is essential in life for it can lead to a prosperous future. To have a secure life after college, I will need to get a stable job. Being part of a community, I would want to send awareness to the young adults on doing the right things. The goals I want to achieve are to earn a college degree that I am happy to have, have a job that will help me get the life that I want, and to help young adults to make the right decisions.
There will be challenges ahead that try to stop my motivation and encourage me to give up, but I am capable of achieving my goals and going above and beyond. Many obstacles are ahead of me such as difficult classes and numerous amounts of nights of where it seems like I have endless amounts of homework, but I know with perseverance I will accomplish my goals not only this year but by the end of my four years too. To get into Michigan State which is the college that I want to go to, I should have a GPA of 3.7 or higher which means that I should be getting more A´s than I get B´s throughout my high school career. I know that it is possible to get this grade, but I also know that to get it I will have to push myself to excel in all of my classes. Knowing that the large hurdles that will soon come are going to discourage me and make me want to quit, I must plan ahead and overcome these challenges
"A goal without a plan is just a wish" - Unknown. There are many days where one can feel the need to give up, but if you give up nobody can see you accomplish the things that you set your mind upon. Goals are not something you just say to pass the time they are meant to be a lifetime. They are meant to help you through life and become something everyone said you couldn’t be. Being able to prove who you are or who you want to be in the world should be a goal for everyone.
Yes, I did. My personal goals align with our group project objectives, which include fulfilling the University of Mary Benedictine values, gaining a better understanding of the effect of socioeconomic has on children’s development, and attaining a better perception of the barrier that under-privileged children face in the acquirement of basic necessities. I provided the service to both the children and adults (food pantry) with my classmates, during which I implemented the Benedictine values and APTA core values. Throughout the interacting with different children, I noticed that how important the family and social support are to early childhood development. There was one single father who brought his son and daughter (both around 3-5 y.o) who could not even say a word at the beginning. After we taught them the games and played with them, they started to talk. I also learned some American games after this project, such as the “cat pull”, water balloon, capture the flag, etc, which will be helpful for me to treat pediatric patients in the future.
Everyone has a purpose in life whether it is to help save the world or just bring happiness to people around them everyone has a purpose. My purpose is to help serve the community and give back through consistency to help protect my family and the families of others. I have three goals that I would like to achieve in my life. First, I would like to be committed to play college baseball, second I would like to go to college and graduate with an associates, bachelor, and my masters degree, and last I would like to eventually become an FBI agent and do my part in protecting or helping someone who may need help. Those are my three main goals in life and of course I will have mini goals that are not as big or important but these are the main goals.