ANALYZING AN IMPORTANT FUTURE GOAL
Apply some of the insights we have been examining about working toward goals to a situation in your own life.
1. Describe as specifically as possible an important longer-term goal that you want to achieve in your life. Your goal can be academic, professional, or personal.
2. Explain the reasons that led you to select the goal that you did and why you believe that your goal makes sense.
3. Identify both the major and minor steps you will have to take to achieve goal. List your steps in the order in which they need to be taken and indicate how much time you think each step will take. Make your responses as specific and precise as possible.
4. Identify some of the sacrifices that you may have to make in the present in order to achieve your future goal.