We hear all the time how goal setting is important for success, well I am here to echo those words. As a college student it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with life’s decisions and lost within all those choices. Goal setting helps to ease that overwhelming sense by gradually achieving goals and simultaneously building a better person.
This year is a little different for me because it’s the infamous college senior year. My place here at the university is comfortable and fixed, changing only by means of my own with little variation. So this semester my goals have changed concepts slightly. This year my ultimate goal is to be the change I want to see.
Academic- This semester I will strap on my big boy clothes complete with lab coat, goggles, and closed toed shoes, so I can brave the laboratory while performing my own research project.
- Goal- Don’t cause any major laboratory explosions.
- Goal- If explosions happen……….. get them on video.
- Goal - Contribute something back to the scientific community through my research.
- Goal- Don’t procrastinate class work.
Interpersonal- Make a positive impact on someone’s life. The opportunities RSU has provided, built my skills in such a way that I feel obligated to give back to others. Without the past three years here at RSU I wouldn’t be as confident or prepared for life. In a way RSU gave me the opportunity to be thankful.
- Goal- Make a stranger laugh. (Note: I’m not inventing a new weird laugh. I want to make a person I haven’t met laugh.)
- Goal- Organize a fundraiser here on campus.
- Goal- Use my leadership skills to create a positive difference in the organizations I am a part of.
Peak of the Week- Floating the Illinois with my friends.
Challenge of the Week- Focusing on Calculus Homework
Quote of the Week
"Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more, believing in yourself. Think of it this way; every great wizard in history has started out as nothing more than what we are now, students. If they can do it, why not us?" -Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix