Once she finally had her long awaited realization of

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Once she finally had her long-awaited realization of what she wanted to study, she “made reasonable and simple goals” that she knew she would be able to achieve. She stated how her “ability to set insignificant, but achievable goals was critical in laying the foundation” for what would be her ultimate professional goal. Likewise, I requested information on why it was so critical for her ensured success to even set insignificant and easily achievable goals. She told me how “setting
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Jaclyn Coleman easily-attainable goals helped in building the habit of proper goal making,” as well as provided her with “a sense of validation and accomplishment upon the completion of each of these smaller goals.” She explained how “frightening and impossible it might seem to start to create and accomplish such an advanced goal.” “You have to be willing to create a large chain of goals, which will ultimately make the main professional goal attainable.” She gave an example of how a “person does not just wake up one day and decide to run a marathon.” I naturally, was very interested to see what path she would with take this analogy, so I continued to let her speak before commenting. “Instead, they practice running shorter lengths until they can run a full 26.2 miles. In order to achieve the ultimate goal of running a full marathon, there has to be some form of progression. You have to start with smaller goals, which will feed into one another, in order to be able to inch towards the success and completion of the overall goal. No one becomes a champion overnight, there is hard work leading to accomplishment in all situations.” Her answer completely caught me off guard and I was just speechless because of how well spoken and eloquent she was in her response. Then, I made a point to ask her about setbacks. I asked, “Have you ever experienced failure on this road and how did it effect you in terms of your professional goal?” She detailed her experiences with some failures leading up to her accomplishing her overall goal. She said how “failures are natural pairings to achievement.” She explained how “in order to feel the sense of accomplishment and elation that come alongside reaching a long-term goal, you must feel the frustrations and disappointments that come from the failures.” After she said this, it occurred to me how the great feelings
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Jaclyn Coleman of success can actually be heightened by the bad feelings of setbacks, which are sometimes inevitable on the road to achieving big goals. I also was curious as to how she assured the attainability of her long-term goal. She answered my question with five different key steps she used to ensure the plausibility of her succeeding. She told me “goals must be specific to work, measurable , realistic , timed , and doable within the decided timeframe.” Additionally, I asked her if there was anything she would have done differently while she worked towards her goal. She detailed how she wished she “had put more of an emphasis in making a game plan for how” she would reach her end result. She said she
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