As such, they give us something to focus on and impact positively on our motivation.
Of course, there are limitations to the generalizability of this finding—simply setting goals won’t drive the actions that lead us to success.
Many new “adults” take on responsibilities that they just don’t know how to handle.
They are so used to acting like kids that responsibilities and any adult work becomes almost unbearable.
The trick, however to getting through all of the work is by setting goals all throughout the high school journey.
Other than getting better study habits and making good grades, my personal goals play a big role in my academics.
First and foremost, Locke’s Theory of Goal-Setting puts intentions squarely at the center of our behavior (Locke, 1968).
The act of setting goals and the thought we put into crafting them directs our attention to the of our aspirations.
In fact, my goals are the very oars in the high school boat that help keep me moving in the correct direction to success.
My number one goal, is to always look towards the future.