Welcome back, everyone! With the Spring semester in full swing, it’s time to think about goals we as students can accomplish inside and outside the classroom. Whether your goals are big or small, know that you can achieve them if you put in the time and effort.
On the question of personal goals, Sari Marquardt, a Senior education major at SNU, says, “my goals are to finish strong in my academics and gain as much knowledge from my student teaching as possible.” Marquardt went on to say, “I’ve been a hard worker in school during my last three and a half years here at SNU. I have always strived to do my best in everything I do. I can honestly say that it has been a journey.”
Linda Smith, a marketing major at SNU, also talked about her goals saying, “my personal goal for the semester is to find out what I want to do in life, career-wise. I feel that I can accomplish these goals by continuing to educate myself on new things.” Smith says a piece of advice she would give would be to “find out what you are passionate about and make that as a career in the future.”
If you have some goals that you want to accomplish this semester, here are a couple of tips!
The most important thing is to set realistic goals that you know can be accomplished. Doing this increases your chances of achievement while also identifying what you want. Writing down these goals can also boost your chances of reaching them.
Another major tip is to stop comparing your goals to other people’s goals. Everyone operates in a unique manner. Your goals should focus on what you want to accomplish, not goals designed for another person. Instead, focus on your personal strengths and know what your weaknesses are.
Lastly, have a positive mindset. Thinking positive helps you stay motivated. Replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts gives you more room to improve. Focus on how you will feel after you obtain your goals rather than during the process. It will make your goals feel more obtainable rather than out of reach.
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