Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Careers and Majors

What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?

Remember that question in elementary school?  That was the time when you had the power to "waive your magic wand" and say you were going to become a doctor, police officer, lawyer, teacher, superhero, or any other person you looked up to?  This was the time when your aspirations developed- when you longed to be someone big, meaningful- you know- "somebody".  What happened to those times?  Who do you aspire to be- what do you aspire to be now?  How will you get to that goal?

Setting Goals is an important part of life.  It is very challenging getting through the day when you don't have something to look forward to.  You could have short-term goals, long-term goals, or both.  Going one day without getting upset with your brother or sister could be a great short-term goal.  Working hard to become a business owner in National City would be a great long-term goal.  Whatever type of goal you choose, commit to it.  Make that goal be what drives you to be the best you can be- the best brother, the best student, the best friend, the best daughter, the best athlete, the best ASB worker.  Below are some hints to help you be the best you can be, as taken from goodcharacter.com.

1. Define the goal.*
2. Outline the steps needed to achieve it.
3. Consider possible blocks and ways of dealing with them.
4. Set deadlines.
*Not every wish can be a goal. For instance, you may wish you could live and stay young forever, but since there's nothing you can do to make that happen, it could never be considered a goal.

In order for something to be a goal:
- It has to be important to you, personally.
- It has to be within your power to make it happen through your own actions.
- It has to be something you have a reasonable chance of achieving.
- It must be clearly defined and have a specific plan of action.

infomation taken from http://www.goodcharacter.com/BCBC/Goals.html