Everyone should have personalgoals that evolve around anything that needs to be accomplished. Consideringall things, I decided I needed to focus on my college education. The firstthing I needed to accomplish was to enrol in an institution for higherlearning.
Now that my enrolment is complete, I am an official student at DublinBusiness School in Ireland and enrolled in the undergraduate program foraccounting and finance. As a student at the university, I now must set personalgoals so that I will be successful in my endeavours. My first personal goal that I wishto achieve is to have a fit body and gain weight by 10kg in 3 months by eatingright and do some simple exercises either in the gym or in house so that I canbe healthy, fit and energetic. I need to keep a log for my work outs, what Idid for exercising per week, as well as what I am eating and drinking every day.I will reach this goals by following a schedule of exercises and to eat healthyfood. I will do exercises twice in a week and double up the amount of what I ameating since I want to gain weight and to have a fit body at the same time.
Iwill achieve my goal in the next 3 months. My second personal goal is to be asaving person so that I can reward myself in the future. Since I am a studentwhom studying abroad and I am not under any scholarship, my family willtransfer money once in 6 months.
I should measure this by disciplining myselfto pay off my debts to my friends for lending me their money. I will save moneyup to €250 per month for myself by cutting unnecessary expenses such as makeup, clothing, decoration stuffs and the list goes on. I have a thought that ifI save regularly, I may not borrow money from anyone else again and I will haveenough savings until I begin to earn. This goal is more like a long-term goal,so I will keep it on track every month to save for retirement (Engines, 2012). My third personal goal will bedecreasing my stress level.
I realised that I easily get stressed over a smallmatter such as having an acne problem in my face, constant worrying aboutnothing, sleep too little, inability to concentrate in everything I do and mostof the time is when I am feeling lonely. I will reduce stress by reducingexhaustion through improving my sleep patterns so that I have seven hours anight after 3 months. I will less worry about acne since there is a researchsaying that stress can make acne worse (HaasWellnessCentres, 2013).
I will eat more nottoo release some stress only but I also needs to achieve my first goal asmentioned above. I will also spend some free time with exciting activities withfriends so that I will not become a loneliness person. My final personal goal is to havean amazing healthy skin. I have been dreaming all my life to have a flawlessskin without doing any plastic surgery as others did. I measured my goals whenI am having breakouts or when my skin is in poor condition which made me losemy self-confidence immediately.
To achieve this goal, I need to maintain myskincare routine every day. I need to remove makeup before bed since falling asleepwith my make up on along with dirt and pollution will clog my pores and lead toinflammation and breakouts (Bender, 2015). Instead of onlytaking care of my skincare routine or removing make up before sleep, I alsoneed to control my stress level, have enough sleep, and have a healthylifestyle because this will indirectly affect my skin condition. As a skin careproducts do not change your skin condition over a night, I was hoping to lookforward for my skin to get better, clearer, and healthier day by day. For my professional goal, I havebeen decided to divide them into two parts which is career and academic goals.
Myfirst professional goal is as an accounting student, I would have been dreamingand wishing further my career at any big four company such as Deloitte, Ernst& Young, KPMG and PWC here in Dublin. I want to go on at least 3 interviewsin the next 4 months since I will be finishing my degree by the time as well soit would be much easier. As for that, I want to land a job or a trainee positionin any accounting or audit firm 4-5 months from now.
Within one year, I want tobe able to have attended to a seminar and learned about accounting standardsand help to stimulate the field. I hope that I will be hired within 4-5 monthsfrom now. My second professional goal is, I wantto complete my studies which I am currently on a final year degree inaccounting and finance and I will successfully continue pursuing ACCA as wellin 2019. I measured this by being committed to my study routine every day.
Ineed to find my own learning methods which work for me because I believe thateach person in this world has his/her own learning method which will work forthem the way they wanted. I need to achieve this by build extensive notes foreach topic, stay focused and avoid distractions (Leyden, 2014). I know that I canimprove my grades from time to time if I stay focus. I will try my best tocomplete my degree and ACCA by 2019. My third professional goal is tohave a good presentation skills. As a student, we will have a lot ofpresentation to present in front of our classmates and lecturer. I will improvemy presentation skills.
I will train myself every day in front of a mirror tosee my body language movement and my face reaction as well. All theseinitiatives are to be completed by May 2018. Based on these efforts, I will bemore proactive in discussing issues with team members and problem will beresolved efficiently which will ultimately lead to less pressure for my group. My last professional goal is tostart a new business. Instead of doing one job as an accountant in the future, Ihave found other interest within myself which is to create a new business usingan online business of my own by selling beauty products, healthy products,shoes, clothes, and so on. I will do some basic step of starting a new businessby registering a company’s name, creating my own business website, and sendingflyers to others.
As all these action goes by, I would like to achieve thisgoal in December 2020. This will have made me becoming a very dedicated person thatleads to be a very successful young entrepreneur. In conclusion, setting up a goalin life is a must for every person in this world because setting a goal willnot only going to further with my life and career goals, but I strongly believethat it will help me grow to be a better person as well. The important ofhaving a goal is the key to what kind of person are you going to be. Goals are a simpleway of bettering ourselves which is a part of human nature, no matter whatwe do. Therefore, it is impossible to ignore.