“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”
– Tony Robbins
Before I start anything new – be it a new job, or a new hobby, I always start off by setting myself some goals. Why? Because it’s always good to have something to work towards. Even if it’s something small like “make new friends” or “learn something new” – goals are there to give us something to reach for. It is something that gives you motivation. And once you hit that goal; pride.
So, at the start of University last year, I set myself 3 main goals:
- Make an effort to attend social events to meet new people
- Don’t be lazy (actually go to your lectures and get your work done)
- Pass FIRST YEAR
And now, a year on, I am pleased to say that I have made a solid group of friends, attended 95% of my lectures (freshers flu really hits you hard!) and even came out with a First (even though it doesn’t really count) at the end of first year! So, I guess it was a pretty productive year, and it’s all thanks to my goals. Whenever I felt like I wasn’t making any progress or was struck down with a bad grade – I would always turn to my list of goals and feel re-inspired to take action. So, I suggest you try it out for yourself!
Before you start University this year, write down 3 goals on your phone or in your diary and keep reminding yourself of them. It’s amazing what you can achieve when you set your mind to it. So, try it out and let me know what YOUR goals are for this year.
My 3 goals for Second Year are:
- Find an internship
- Build up my work experience
- Stay focused and on track (for a 2:1 or maybe a first, if I really push myself.)
Hopefully, by this time next year, I would have ticked off every single item on this list.
Wish me luck!
See you all on the flipside!