CHAPTER TWO: GOALS AND TIME MANAGEMENTI want to get good grades in this course and learn as much as I can from every class I’m taking. 1. How do goals help you strive for success? - Goals are part of our daily life, but they have to be achieved at our time limit. Because if not they become just dreams. Goals are a key to help us through, giving us a more organize way to achieve them, writing them on paper, and keeping an eye on deadlines. Choosing between long term goals and short term goals, knowing which one qualify for every goal. The most important is “BELIEVING IN YOU AND YOUR POTENTIAL”. 2. How can you create and achieve realistic goals? - I’m going to pick goals wisely that are going to be important in my life and interesting to keep me motivated to accomplish them. There are 5 ways to choose goals that are going to be achievable (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time Frame) I will put in practice these 5 ways to accomplish my goals. I will be able to study harder, get help is I need, writing down deadlines for my goals and then accomplish them. I will keep working for my other goals. 3. How can you effectively manage your time? - First writing down a “to do list” that’s going to help me through the day. Then reviewing the syllabus of the courses and keeping in mind deadlines dates and due dates, giving that information it’s going to remind me of the important homework, or works I have to do. Organizing more my time, leaving unimportant situations aside, taking 2 or 3 hours every week to study the courses. Get to know yourself 1. What are you good and interested in? - I am good at reading; I love to read interesting books obviously. I’m interested in taking care of children; I love anatomy it’s really fascinating to know how the human body works. 2. What do you want to achieve? - I want to become a pediatrician and specialize in kids that suffer from leukemia or cancer. Then travel around the world helping people needed but that my long term goal. My short term goal is get a good GPA.
3. What values guide your life choices? - Persistence and keep trying even if I make mistakes, learning from other, adoration of what I will become when I finish studying, discipline with my grades and the most important one support from my family.4. Why do people procrastinate? - Some people procrastinate because they don’t like the subjects that they are taking or they haven’t chosen yet a good career. Sometimes the students need a support from their family, professors or friends. I think having their reinforcement will help those students who procrastinate to get more involve in their careers and goals.