Essay on Graduation Speech : My Goals

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The question of our childhood seemed to be one that we can all recall: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Typically, we would say things like, “I want to be an astronaut,” or, “I want to be a princess.” As kids, we think big; however, as we get older, we figure that these aspirations to be a ballerina, to be the president, become more farfetched. Instead, we set more day-to-day based goals. Our goals change all the time. My goals freshman year are completely different than what they are now. Now, some of my goals are to enhance my color guard skills, improve my health, and avoid senioritis. I have been doing color guard for about five years now. I have learned the dos and don’ts of the sport. Not only that, but I have learned how to be successful. Every day, I push myself to be better at what I do; however, it gets difficult when no one around you encourages you to be better. As a freshman, my coach pushed me a lot to be the best I could. She had high hopes for me because she believed that I was very talented. She made me want to get better. Unfortunately, she ended up leaving due to financial issues. A couple of new coaches came through the door. They saw my potential and my talent; but, the difference between my new coaches and my previous coach was that they pushed me aside because I was “doing just fine.” This didn’t demotivate me; it just made me work a little less. Ever since my first coach left, I felt as though I had plateaued. Last year, my junior year, I…

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