Put Your School Goals In Writing!
College is a busy time of life filled with many activities and tasks. It is also an extremely important time of life as you prepare for your career and life after school. If you don't have a plan to accomplish your goals for the school year, the year can quickly slip by without you accomplishing all that you wanted to do! To help with this, it is extremely helpful to put your goals into writing. Here are 5 reason's why you should have your goals in writing for the coming school year.
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1. There are TONS of distractions
One of the amazing aspects of college is all the opportunities it has to offer. You can get involved in many sports, clubs, greek life, classes, and social activities. Although these things are great, they bring about a lot of distractions if you are not focused on working towards your goals. Putting your goals in writing will help you get clarity on what you want to do AND when you will accomplish it. If you do not have your goals in writing, it will be easy for the semester to go by without you taking time to work towards your goals.
2. The school year goes by fast
Because there is so much going on on a college campus, the school year will go by quickly. With lots of people and activites, it is easy for your time to sneak by. Putting your goals in writing and scheduling when you will take time to work towards them can be the "make it or break it" to if they get done or not. Without writing out a plan and setting deadlines for yourself it is too easy to let the school year pass by.
3. Goals keep you motivated
Having your goals in writing will give you a visual way to keep yourself motivated. It will be a constant reminder of what you are working so hard for. Write your goals and then place in somewhere where you will regularly see them, such as hanging them on your bedroom wall or bathroom mirror.
4. Goals give you clarity
It easy to feel like you have a clear idea of your goals in your head. However, once you put them in writing it will help you see that your vision might night be as clear as you think. What specifically is it that you are working towards? When will you achieve it by? What is the first step going to be? When you will you accomplish that by? What is the last step needed? These are just a few of the questions that putting your goals in writing will help you to answer.
5. Your college years will have lasting effects
College is such an important time of your life. You are learning life long skills, forming relationships, and making connections that can easily result in your first job or possibly life's career. The decisions you make in college can have such a large effect on your future it is important to make sure you are taking advantage of the opportunities and time you have! This is why it is so important to put down your goals in writing so you can make sure you are accomplishing what you need to while you are there.
So, if you haven't already, take out your GoalCrazy planner and GET WRITING! Make a plan for this semester and school year! Set yourself some big goals, and then GOALCRAZY about them!
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