Goals Paper

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In this essay I will identify three long-term goals I wish to accomplish. I will also discuss steps to achieving them through short-term and intermediate goals, which I have set for each of my long-term goals. The first long-term goal I have is a personal goal. My personal goal is to purchase a home, in the price range of $180,000 to $210,000 dollars, for myself and for my children in the next five to six years. This personal goal means a lot to me because having a home where my children can grow up in is priceless. Also, having a home means a future investment that I can leave for my children. My second long-term goal is an academic goal. My academic goal is to graduate from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. This academic goal of mine is very important to me because I want to be a teacher. I have always wanted to become a teacher since I was a young girl but I foolishly did not pursue my dream. I am now at a point in my life where I recognize that tomorrow is not promised. Therefore, I have decided to pursue my dream of becoming a teacher and will not allow myself to steer off that path. My third long-term goal is career orientated. This long-term career goal is to simply become an effective elementary teacher. By becoming an effective elementary teacher, I will be able to make a positive difference in the lives of my students. I know firsthand the importance of an effective teacher because I experienced what one was like. That person was my fifth grade teacher and she made such a positive difference in my life at that time. I want to be able to do the same and so that is why becoming an effective elementary teacher is my long-term career goal. Now that I have identified my three long-term goals I will now discuss how I will accomplish these goals. In order for me to achieve my personal long-term goal of becoming a homeowner, I have set a short-term and an intermediate goal. My short-term goal which...
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