Learn To See Your Goals Come To Life By Following These 5 Steps

Learn To See Your Goals Come To Life By Following These 5 Steps

It's easy to see all the choices and possible futures and then be paralyzed of where to proceed or even what to do at the moment.

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There's so much to do and see in the world sometimes it feels so overwhelming that the prospect of it all scares you. It's easy to see all the choices and possible futures and then be paralyzed of where to proceed or even what to do in the moment. However, there are many ways to try to manage and process through all the fear of uncertainty and indecision about where and how to proceed.

1. Determine your goals or your ideal future

This sounds a lot simpler than it actually is. It requires the emotional intelligence to know and acknowledge what makes you happy and how to do that and the self-awareness and resources to know how these desires and thoughts translate from your emotions. So, write down on a piece of paper things that matter to you and things that make you happy. These should be things you can't live without and that are meaningful.

2. Determine what and who can help support you in your goals

Finding a genuine support network is rare but definitely achievable. This also is only possible if you have already established boundaries. You are valuable and deserve others who treat you with respect and appreciation, want to promote your happiness, and will support you every step of the way. Also establishing what you think you'll need to have you achieve your goals is important. Knowing the necessary resources you need and can rely on is invaluable. Asking for advice from the support network or doing research on your own are both great starts. Write the people and resources down on the sheet of paper as well.

3. Take the time to come up with a game plan

Having a rough idea of how and where you want to proceed is the first step to completing your goals. Taking your idea of the future and taking physical steps to achieve it helps to catalyze your reaching of goals. It establishes the right mindset to complete your goal, as well. With your paper, outline your game plan.

The steps should be realistic and achievable goals. Be honest with yourself how long you expect these tasks to take. Rank them on a scale for hardness and estimated time to achieve goals. Throughout all of this, it is important to be honest and realistic with yourself but also forgiving and compassionate with your limitations. It is important to meet yourself where you are at but also know that your growth is only starting.

4. Stay motivated and tell others your goals

Having established goals and supportive friends and family will help you to stay true to your goals and stay focused and motivated. Stay ambitious! Knowing what you want and how you can achieve it will give you the necessary foundation to keep achieving your goals and as long as the end goal is not lost sight of. You will continue to take little steps towards your goals through everything you do by following the plan. But know the plan is also an outline of the timeline and steps that can always be altered.

5. Know it's OK to be overwhelmed at times but stay positive and don't give up

Anxieties and fears will eventually materialize. "Am I really doing what I want? "Will this make me happy?" "Should I really be doing this or should I give up?" All of these are fears that will eventually come up. It's OK to be overwhelmed because life is overwhelming. It's easy to be saddened as life has many setbacks and struggles and reasons for strife and fear. However, staying positive but also realistic will keep you motivated and help you get the most out of life. The important thing is to not give up and rely on your support network.

I am proud of you, as are all your friends and loved ones. You have fought the good fight. And to keep going is the greatest proof of bravery and strength. You can keep going. You will achieve your goals. You've been doing a great job and will continue to do great things.

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20 Fun Facts To Use When Introducing Yourself

As we embark on the semester, we are put on the spot in order to share interesting details about ourselves. This article discloses possible fun facts to tell others!
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After experiencing my first week of classes, I have learned that every student needs a handy-dandy list of fun facts about themselves to tell other people. Many professors use the first couple of classes to learn about their students, so you may need to think about who you are and how you want to introduce yourself to your professor and classmates. We all have that one go-to interesting fact about ourselves, but sometimes you just have to mix it up!

1. My favorite hobby is...

What do you do in your free time? Personally, I love to stay active! I am a competitive Latin dancer and enjoy teaching and taking Zumba classes, going to the gym, and hiking.

2. I love...

Is there something, someone, or somewhere that you love? What makes your heart ache? What do you miss when it's gone? I can say that I love my friends because I feel my most confident when I'm surrounded by those who love and support me.

3. I look up to...

Is there someone you adore? Who mesmerizes you? Who do you wish to learn from? After watching "A Ballerina's Tale," I discovered Misty Copeland. In 2015 she became the first African American ballet dancer to become the Female Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre. Her passion, grace, and strength continuously motivate me to better myself as an athlete and an individual.

4. This art speaks to me because...

Coco Chanel said, "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." This encourages me to always follow my heart no matter what. I will never follow society's standards and norms because they do not define me. Chanel's saying definitely influences my character and lifestyle.

5. A funny and/or embarrassing memory of me is...

When you make others laugh they want to spend time and make memories with you! Don't be afraid to embarrass yourself. You will come off as down to earth, easy-going, and loyal.

6. My siblings or lack thereof influenced me by...

I can go on and on about my brother, who is 10 years older than I. We have opposite personalities and despite the age gap, we're quite close.

7. My pet(s) are my life because...

Only sad people don't like hearing about furry creatures, even if your pets are slimy and slithering creatures all human beings enjoy hearing pet tales!

8. I'm afraid of...

Your personality can be revealed by your likes and dislikes, including the things that you fear. I am terrified of change and the unknown, hence, the future is an anxiety-inducing topic to discuss for me.

9. I am the way I am because...

What have you gone through in life that has shaped you into who you are today? Remember to be open minded and allow yourself to open up to your peers. You may be surprised by how others respond and/or what others have endured as well.

10. The most unusual item that can be found in your dorm...

This is a fun fact about yourself that can easily liven up an awkward conversation. Think about your quirks and differences! One item I have in my dorm is my teddy bear, Peter, whom I like to joke is my boyfriend.

11. My dream job is...

In college, "What's your major?" is a widespread question. Nonetheless, skip the boring statement of "I'm majoring in..." and go in depth on what your dream job is (hopefully your major factors in to this dream of yours).

12. My hidden talents are...

Angelina Jolie is a knife thrower. Kendall Jenner can produce bird noises. Amanda Seyfried can crochet and knit. Is there anything special you can do? Some people have rare and unique talents, maybe you can think of some hidden talents of your own!

13. My guilty pleasure is...

I will say it a million times: don't be shy when introducing yourself to new people! I'll start by divulging my guilty pleasure: Youtube's family vlogging channel, "OKBaby"!

Check them out: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvUCbnwzySKgbKiB_...



14. Some activities on my bucket list are...


This is an easy way to grab people's attention and find others with similar desires as you. Be an adventurer! Go out of your comfort zone!

15. Talk about your best friend...

How would your best friend describe you? What do you love to do with your best friend?

16. Talk about an accomplishment of yours...

You are incredible and have achieved so much! Reveal something that you are proud of — show off a little!

17. This one time at my job...

Bosses breathing down your neck. Curious coworkers asking personal questions. Cursing customers who never leave you alone. Your job can be filled with tons of hilarious situations that can easily entertain a crowd.

18. During the summer...

Any scars with stories? Any summer flings? Any lessons learned from the tanning too long? Now that summer is over, disclose memories that can leave positive impressions on others.

19. I volunteer at...

Do you do any community service? Share a funny moment while you were volunteering. What did you learn while there? Would you continue?

20. [blank] is meaningful to me because...



What do you appreciate in life? What brightens your day? What makes you fall in love? What does someone have to do to make you smile?

Finally, remember to be outgoing! Reveal that three-mile smile and open your arms to learning about others. Spread smiles, love, and happiness.

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5 Things To Look Forward To Even In The Middle Of End Of The Year Stress

There's always something to look forward to.

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School is so close to the end. Seniors will be graduating really soon and juniors are now either nervous or excited about senior year. 8th graders are scared about entering into the most important 4 years of their lives so far. And of course, a yearly stress every high schooler will go through are AP exams. But, even with all these things in mind, here are 5 things to look forward to even in the middle of everything else.

1. Weather

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Summer comes with so many amazing things. But, one of my all time favorites is weather. The weather is perfect for a nice picnic or a pool party. The sun shining always puts people in a good mood.

2. Sleep

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Summer is the time to catch up on all the sleep you've missed this past year due to studying or doing homework. Now, you can freely sleep in and stay up as long as you want while getting the full 8 hours or more.

3. Vacations/ Stay-cations

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This is the time to go explore and travel the world and experience new things. Seeing new cultures around the world and trying new foods is a great part of going on vacation. If not going on vacation, staying at home and relaxing is always a great way to rest your body and brain from everything.

4. Hanging out

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This is the time to go explore and travel the world and experience new things. Seeing new cultures around the world and trying new foods is a great part of going on vacation. If not going on vacation, staying at home and relaxing is always a great way to rest your body and brain from everything.

5. Movie nights

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Even though you have the option to sleep, obviously a movie marathon would be highly considered because sleeping in is always the right choice during the summer.

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