Reflective Essay On Goal Setting

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Out of everything that we 've learned this quarter, goal setting was something that stood out to me. There are a few times where I set a goal in my head but end up never achieving them, wether it was something very simple or more of a long term goal. A technique that stood out to me in our notes is, writing down your goals. I don 't I 've ever written down a single goal that I 've had. In class and in our notes we talked about how it is important to write down your goals and how you cannot just write the general idea of your goal, but how you need to be very specific in what it is you want to achieve. I think that in college it 's very important to set long, mid, and short term goals because somedays will be harder than others and you need …show more content…

This is something that I 've never done before. I don 't know if it 's because I rarely set goals or if it 's because I often forget about certain goals I set but I think thats why this technique stood out to me. Besides writing down your goals reflecting on them is equally important. When you set a goal, you don 't know what will happen during the time between when you first set it and when you achieve it, so I think that reflecting on them is extremely important just to see if there are any obstacles that have come up or just to evaluate your goal and how much closer you are to achieving it. For example, one of my goals for the near future is to get a job, but as I reflected on this goal many obstacles have come up, so I made it my priority to get rid of those obstacles one at a time, so that I can focus on my original …show more content…

Trust yourself, and stay focused, although this seems very simple, it 's probably one of the hardest things to do. When your in school and you start to have doubts about if you can really get through those hard classes and you start rethinking if its really worth it, remember your initial goal. Trust in your abilities and remember that you have a right to be here. If you trust yourself and you stay focussed on your goal, you will, without a

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  • Opines that goal setting was something that stood out to them in class and in their notes. they think that in college it's important to set long, mid, and short term goals because somedays will be harder.
  • Opines that the tips that stood out to them the most were tips 4, 29, and 73 (start fast, end slow).
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