I believe that if one plans on being a successful person in society, setting goals is a very important step. Having goals not only gives you a clear focus on things, it also helps you to organize your plans by allowing you to give yourself time limits and boundaries. Expectations are a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future.
I have set certain goals I would like to achieve in my lifetime. Some of these goals are personal while others are professional. In Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Pip has a goal of becoming a gentleman. Everyone in the novel wanted something and each hoped that he would obtain that which he wanted and even took steps toward reaching these goals. My happiness in what I do is an important goal for me in my life. There is no way someone can become successful if they are not happy with what they are doing. Becoming a better tennis player is a goal of mine, along with a chance that one day I may be able to get a scholarship for college.
In achieving my goals, I have to make the changes in my life necessary to reach those goals. The goal of becoming a better tennis player includes a lot of commitment and motivation. I have been playing for tennis for seven years, and want to make varsity tennis in the Spring. To achieve my athletic goal, I must train and practice with a purpose and work diligently towards improving my abilities. Reaching my second goal seems to be more challenging, but also is a more meaningful goal in my life. Getting a scholarship for college would be a great achievement. It includes a lot of hard work, effort, and positive thinking. To do well in school, I must stay motivated, concentrated, and give enough effort towards studying in order to achieve the good grades that will help me in receiving a scholarship. In Great Expectations, Pip achieved his goal of becoming a gentleman by moving to the city of London with great expectations of increasing his social status....
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