Personal Statement : My Goals Essay

1595 Words May 3rd, 2016 7 Pages
At my best, I am driven and determined, working towards a goal. I am passionate about what I study and what I do, and I use that passion to drive my work ethic. My goal has always been to achieve to the best of my ability and to know that I am doing my absolute best in every situation, whatever the domain. I strive to reach my potential and to know that there was nothing more I could have done to improve. As one of my friends described, a large part of my best self is “your drive and ambition to get things done, something which you more than anyone else has.” I am motivated and willing to persevere and to put in the work necessary to accomplish what I know could be possible. I put all my effort into everything I do, whether it “counts” or not, because I want it to be a true representation of my abilities and myself. From SONA surveys to tests that I start studying for up to two weeks in advance, my best self puts all of my effort intos everything I do, to make what I accomplish an accurate expression of my passion and of myself.
I bring my determination and passion into the way I think about the world. I look at problems in unique ways. I make connections between topics, in my life and in my classes, to try to make sense of the world and attempt to apply what I have learned in the classroom to my life. I want to learn, and I want to understand how things connect into a bigger picture. As my lab manager expressed, “you are not afraid to question just about anything.” In…

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