Serious question. What are your goals? If you’re not sure, think about what values, skills and interest you have as you look ahead to life after high school. Attending a 2-year or 4-year college can help you reach those goals. According to the College Scorecard, students who graduate from college earn on average $1,000,000 more than those with just a high school diploma. That’s something to value! When comes to setting goals we typically break them into two categories, long-term and short-term.
These are the goals that you want to accomplish in a short amount of time. The time it takes you to complete these goals can take a year. Some examples of this would be “completing this academic year with a 4.0 GPA,” “join an extracurricular activity” or “post two youtube videos a week for the next six months” etc.
Long-term goals can take a couple of years or more to accomplish. Some examples of these goals could be “graduate from college with a degree in electrical engineering,” “become a heart surgeon,” or “Play in the NFL.”
In the comment section below, list 3 short-term and long-term goals, and how college can help you reach those goals.
Write your goals down on a sheet of paper and put them in a safe place. Research shows that when you write things down you are more likely to get things done.