SETTING GOALS by Reid
What do you do to achieve something you want to do? Do you just go for it and hope for the best? Not likely, the smart thing to do is to set goals for yourself. Why should it be any different for high school students? Suzanne, the school counselor, stated “goal setting helps keep people focused on what they want to achieve.”
Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short term motivation. For example, if you have the goal to go to college, you might make a smaller goal to get on Honor Roll. This will not only help you stay motivated for that short period of time of one quarter, but will also go toward your long-term goal. It is good to find a goal that’s not too easy, but at the same time not too hard. If it is too easy you won’t push yourself to achieve better, but if it is too hard you could get discouraged and not want to work toward your main goal anymore.
Here at Spokane Valley High goal setting is a requirement, “you need to be intentional with what you want in life.” If you go into school not having goals, you may end up at the end of your senior year with nowhere to go and no idea what to pursue. Life probably won’t go the way you want it to, you need to make it happen.
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Nina (left) Counseling Assistant
Suzanne Scott (right) Counselor