Personal Goals

Essay by SmartChicA+, April 2006

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While contemplating the writing of this paper, I have had to think hard about what I really wanted to accomplish as a University of Phoenix student. Which of my goals are realistic? Can I finish my Bachelors in two years and still maintain a "B" average? Can I overcome my discomfort in group situations? Am I on the right career path? Will I still want to have the same career in ten years? Twenty?

With so many things to consider I found myself becoming overwhelmed by this seemingly daunting task. "Me?" I asked myself, "Write a paper? I hate writing; I thought I was done writing papers." I should have known better. Well, here I am, writing, I have already accomplished one goal; I got started on my paper. It may not seem like a major step, but for someone who has spent the last seven years being a house wife, just making the decision to return to college was one of many little goals I have accomplished that led me to be here now, trying to write this paper!

The feeling of satisfaction that comes in knowing that I am on my way to achieving the goal of receiving my Bachelors of Science in Business Management is amazing.

Proving to myself that I can do this, I can accomplish anything I set my mind to, is worth the enormous amount of time and effort it is going to take to finish school.

One goal I have determined to reach for myself is to finish my Bachelors degree. I would like to finish in two years and with a "B" average. I think that if I focus on each class as it comes, rather than view the whole picture, I will be able to kill the daunting feeling of...