How to track and achieve your goals – a simple method
As Bob suggests, it would take a well-planned form or software to track a bunch of goals, broken down by periods of your life (1 year, 5 years, 10 years, etc). That can be very complicated, as I’ve discovered myself.
In this essay, I hope to convey to the reader how I am optimistically moving to reach these goals, as well as represent to the reader how one can set their mind to determine the goals that he or she needs and/or wants to reach and see that he or she can do it....
Doing so makes you accountable for following through. The goals you set are no longer abstract ideas. They are now live actions that you are working on daily and for which you must show weekly and monthly progress. Accountability is the keyword here. Making ourselves accountable for the goals we set means we feel responsible to achieve these goals. Goals and resolutions are no longer a ‘maybe’ proposition. Instead they become a ‘must,’ something we have to get done.
Even though you defined success in your own terms, it is challenging to achieve a goal that is not quantified. To achieve your goals you need to define them precisely. The first step is to quantify these goals. This means putting numbers on what you want to achieve. How many fine art photographs that you will be proud to show to everyone do you want to create this year? How many projects do you want to complete? How many locations do you want to photograph? How many workshops do you want to attend? The list goes on; these are just examples.
Some individuals argue that an individual needs to be smart- and not hard working, for them to be successful. However, successful people narrate of instances when they did not want to pursue certain projects but pushed themselves to achieve their goals anyway. As a result, they were able to stand out amongst the crowd. Therefore, it is hard work, and not smart work that breeds success. In any case, most of the hard working and successful people are very smart.
Evidently, successful people are admired in the society. In many instances, they make headlines in the mainstream media. However, such people are not many in the society. Many people still struggle to achieve their goals in life. Others give up, all together, when they attempt without success to achieve their goals. Simply, many people are unable or unwilling to engage in hard work for them to be successful.
We all make resolutions at the start of the year. However, for many these resolutions disappear into the ether around the end of January. Quite often, thirty days is what it takes for old habits to return, for resolutions to be forgotten and for goals not to be achieved. This is in part why I am publishing this essay at the end of January. This is the time when many of us need help achieving the goals we set for the year.
Success is about setting goals and achieving them. Such goals include losing weight, learning how to play an instrument, making profit in a business, and being the best in certain career among others. The secret of success, as many people will agree, is hard work.
College Goals Career Goals In what profession are you most interested?
What will you need to do to prepare for this career?
What position would you hope to attain within this profession?
How might this career enhance/improve your life?
High School Goals What college(s) do you want to attend?
What do you hope to achieve in college?
What are possible major and minor fields of study?
What degrees do you hope to earn (bachelor's, master's, etc.)?
What goals do you have for participating in extracurricular activities?
What social goals do you have (joining organizations, participating in college life, etc.)?
I believe that hard work is the key to success. To succeed in life one must endure the challenges life presents and work to overcome these challenges to be the best possible person that one can be. We must not only use hard work to impress those around us but also to achieve goals that we set for ourselves. If we as individuals do not work hard to succeed, then we do not receive the same satisfaction as we would if we put in hour upon hour or even year upon year of work to achieve our goals. I believe for one to be successful, he must be willing to work hard to succeed in any aspect of life.
Vision is your guiding light. Vision is what you see that others cannot see. Only you know what your vision is and why it matters to you. When setting your new year resolutions, let your vision guide you. By doing so you will set goals that are meaningful in the context of your entire life, not just in the context of this year alone. These will be goals that matter to you and that are are worth committing to. They will be goals that make the hard work needed to reach them worth it. They may be new goals or they may be goals you have been meaning to achieve for a long time. Either way reaching these goals will help make your life meaningful and build your self worth.
I believe that pursuing studies at the XXX University would help me a lot in getting a licensure work in Pharmacy and pursuing higher goals in education in the future. I believe in this school because it pursues and promotes world-class research, an interdisciplinary synthesis of humanistic, professional, scientific and technical knowledge. I have heard of how the school seeks to reach a level of excellence in its research and teaching programs that have earned for it a place among the most prestigious academic institutions. I think that the undergraduate studies I got gives me a well-rounded education that cultivates genuine intellectual discipline, which is a pre-requisite to acquiring higher specialized knowledge.