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My Personal Goals, as a College Student

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As I struggle threw another ten minutes on the treadmill, I’m reminded at how unnecessary that last cigarette I had was. Or maybe if I had skipped out on the last round of shots last night I might be okay to go lift weights after this. At least I’m in the gym and you have to applaud yourself on small steps, right? Looking at my life a year ago and I have to say studying vocabulary words for anthropology or writing essays on the possible origins of World War I were not activities that I was motivated in participating in. Having watched my friends start to accomplish their dreams, I understand that action is the only cause for change. In every aspect of my life it has always been ideas never attainment and that is strictly my fault. In the next I plan to finish my bachelor’s degree, achieve a healthier lifestyle, and start my career in Chicago. Achieving a healthier lifestyle is one of those “easier said than done” tricks. It’s a complete domino affect with one screw-up causing mild panic for the next few steps. It’s about adjusting learned behavior and making the decision not to go out socializing with my friends because I have school in the morning or a paper to finish was challenging at first. The reward of getting high marks and seeing the early rays of morning quickly altered my philosophies on that. For the first time in a long time I was setting goals and accomplishing them. This inspired my diet to change. Making breakfast didn’t seem like a daunting task any more, which introduced some fresh produce in my eating habits. Transforming yourself takes more than some eggs and apples, though. When I was younger I was very active with sports but with time that all slipped away; “server walking”, as I like to call it, and liftin... ... middle of paper ... ... get this done already. I’ve been listening to wiser voices of reason lately and I now realize that rushing won’t accomplish anything. Dedication and persistence in me and concentration of my present goals instead of a single-minded obsession with far-away ones will. I’m just starting out with this new frame of thinking and I can’t wait to see where it takes me! Converging these very general but positive ways of thinking and living has done nothing but great things in my existence. I’ve also cut out unpleasant and immoral people out of my life, taken up gardening and having money saved has allowed me to take more vacations. Sure there will be set-backs and dominoes will fall but instead of giving up I now am starting acquire backbone to say, “It’s worth it to myself to care about myself enough to get back up and go”. I’m excited to see where my adventures take me.