Goals and 1001 Days
I have always been a goal driven person. I have also, even from a young age, been curious to learn and eager to seek self-improvement. I remember as early as the second grade wanting to be not just the top of my class, but the first to achieve academic milestones. I am motivated by the prospect of being told “well done.”
At the age of 17, a struggling math student, I met the graduation requirements with 4% to spare. However, the next semester, I dropped an elective in order to take a remedial math class just to help me better understand the concepts. It was purely elective; I had already met the graduation requirement. But I could not imagine leaving school and letting these concepts go un-mastered. Thanks to this unpopular decision, I went on to college and graduate school excelling in math (due in large part to a teacher who truly understood how I needed to learn).
Now I am seeking a master’s degree in management, but my informal learning is truly my favorite. Goal achievement is still something I strive for, personally, professionally and academically. Which was why I was excited to sign up for the Day Zero Project’s 101 Things in 1001 Days goal project. Throughout a variety of subcategories, I have goals from fitness achievements to reading centuries-old books. I also think it’s important for us all to make time to do the fun things that we put off due to lack of time or money. I have goals of attending an NFL game, visiting new cities, and taking in some local theater.
Life is short. Make it everything that you dream you want it to be.