Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Goals? What goals?

Today we were supposed to write down our goals in Advisory.  My goals?  Well, I'm not going to tell you.  Why? I've heard that telling people your goals often makes you less likely to complete them.  Ironic, considering that from the time we're small children, we are encouraged to tell people our goals: what we want to be/do when we grow up, etc.  Of course, people's goals change from that point of time.  When I was little, I wanted to be a paleontologist/ballerina/race car driver.  Now, of course, I have something a little more realistic in mind.
I think the goal thing we did was stupid, anyway.  We had to write 4 goals, and relate them in pairs by role (student, sibling, member of church, etc.).  I could only think of two anyway.  The paper also said to write down some long-term and some short-term; like goals for the year versus 2- or 3-month time span.  Well, guess what, person who typed the paper?  One year is short-term for me.  I don't even have a 3-month goal.  My normal short-term is "by the time I've finished high school."  Long-term is "as an adult."  I don't know about other kids, who actually do sports and stuff, but I got nothing.  Well, almost nothing.  My shortest-term goal involves the bass guitar.  Anything else is prereq to the long-term.

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