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
Personal Goals Essays
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Personal Goals I want to Achieve as a University of Phoenix Student
With a degree from the University of Phoenix, I will rule the world! The worlds that I will rule are my own internal and external ones. These worlds consist of paper, development of personal skills, satisfaction and achievement, titles, and specialized knowledge. My goals are personal, family-oriented, business-related, or just plain selfish.
The receipt of a diploma is something that I perceive as slightly superficial. Obtaining this piece of paper, which will hang on my office wall, is an external, visual symbol that represents a base of knowledge to others regardless of whether or not that base of knowledge is applicable or implemented. In addition, the receipt of…show more content…
I will achieve personal satisfaction by simply knowing that I have completed what I started many, many years ago. I am not, nor have ever been a quitter and will always (regardless of time) finish what I start. I will fulfill a sense of achievement because I will have crossed the finish line. The process, like a race, is not easy but enduring the pain is worth the end result. Another personal goal tied into achievement would be that my daughter would see that I pursued my commitment to the very end. She will be able to learn by example not empty words.
The advancement of my career is a continuous personal goal. Without the benefit of a complete formal education, I have moved up the corporate ladder swiftly and adeptly; having started as an Administrative Assistant and now retain the title of Program Manager and responsible for over 1M in contracts and a team of 15. Within the company’s organization, there are the Owners and Executive Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents (VPs), then Program Managers. There are currently no written rules or guidelines as to what an individual has to have or do to move up in the organization but I know that obtaining my degree in business management will put me at an even level with the existing VPs allowing me to be promoted without consternation.
My ultimate personal goal, after receiving my bachelor’s degree, is to pursue a Master’s Degree in Tourism