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. Thus, they get pushed into situations that they never once thought that they would ever have to be in. The reason being is, instead of thinker of the future, they have decided to live in the present. This is exactly the same type of situation that I want to avoid, not only in high school, but in life.
I make it a goal of min daily to realize that I need a plan for my future. Almost like a road map. Think of how ridiculous it would be if I decided not to think ahead and take a map with me while I was on my way to Springfield, Illinois. Just like in high school, I would be lost and I would not be very successful in life. If I want to be successful and become what I want to become, which happens to be a cinematographer, I need to have a plan and a vision for the future. As a personal goal, thinking about the future also expands into academics.
If I think in lieu of the future, then I am essentially thinking about what I need to achieve to be successful. I am forced to pay more attention to what is required of me to become who and what I need to be. On a small scale, my academic goals are mostly based around my grade. I spend much of my time questioning how good my grades are and how I can plan ahead and set benchmarks for making better grades. Sometimes my goals for academics include reading more, studying more, learning to be more calm, and even find ways I can do things more efficiently and effectively.
If I practice creating goals, have a plan on how to reach my goals and eventually obtain these goals, the traits and what I now learn will carry on with me into my future. My future is the exact place that I look forward to everyday of my life. My dream is to one day become a cinematographer. This is the type of job that requires many skills to be good at what you do. As a professional career, many things can dictate my future in film. This includes the way I plan, the way I handle goals, and everything in between. I know that without proper goal setting, I won’t get too far in life. I have to plan, work hard and always look ahead.