The Importance Of Professional Goals In Education

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The process of deciding whether or not to continue my education was a long one. I had to weigh many pro 's and con 's, and had long thoughts and conversations with family and friends. I had to start by thinking of two things: my personal and my professional goals. Both of these goals were unattainable without having a degree. My personal goal included: owning my own home, finding a partner with similar interests, and being able to financially support a family without fear of the future. My professional goals include: having a diploma hung on the wall of my office, earn a safe, secure & competitive salary. Also retire an age suitable enough to enjoy the rest of my life. In my opinion none of these goals are possible without a college …show more content…
When I was younger I had difficulty in my education, some things that prevented me from earning my degree was that I was young, immature, and was not ready to make decisions based on my future. I only wanted to make decisions based on the present. What I have learned is that hard work and dedication to you to new levels of success, sometimes you have to give up doing what you feel like doing, in order to eventually get what you …show more content…
Recognizing and being able to maximize your strengths, and correct your weaknesses is key to becoming a successful student. I believe that my strengths are that I am ambitious, hard-working, and that I take pride in something that I put my name on. I also have a weakness in that I 'm lacking in attention to detail. I have found out that if I write my plan down, it is much easier to stay on track. I am excited to translate this plane to an educational sense. I understand that getting my degree is not going to be a quick and easy process. I am going to have many bumps along the road. When I come to these I just need to make sure I lean on others for support. I have a few people that I know I can count on, first of all my family will be there every step of the way. I have always had and counted on great family support. The other person is my manager, he is very supportive and encouraging about me continuing my education. Although he doesn 't want to see me leave down the road, I know that he wants what will eventually be best for

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