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The importance of setting goals

Published: March 27, 2014

By Laura

Why do I set goals for my future? Setting goals is important to me because I think it’s important to work toward my dreams and what I want to do and be in my life. It’s easy to get side-tracked with life - school, friends, boyfriends and girlfriends-and forget that I have to constantly be working toward my future to be the best that I can be.

Because life gets so busy and distracting, it feels important to me to make short-term and long-term goals. My short-term goals usually consist of finishing a paper by a certain deadline, or running more this week than I did last week. These are important for me to set and keep because they allow me to accomplish and celebrate small victories in my life, which motivates me to accomplish and work hard towards my big, long-term goals. My long-term goals consist of goals I am working towards in the future, like graduating from college, getting a job that I enjoy after I graduate, and running a marathon. Those are my goals, my dreams. What are yours? Start now, make a plan.


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