Achieving Goals

Having goals are essential to making dreams become a reality. Having ones that are so far-fetched though can be unattainable at first. You have to start small in order to keep yourself motivated and to have a reason to keep striving for more. I took a video gaming class and we studied how video games often incorporate a variety of “achievements” or different ways of collecting. People are greedy and are known to want to do things for themselves. 16Things offers much more for the benefit of others and our mission definitely states how much we care about the well-being of others.

Don’t try and make a “New Year’s Resolution” because those don’t usually work out because of the instantaneous of wanting a change. Cutting things out cold turkey or making rash decisions never last. You haven’t built up a routine to get used to the change. It takes about a month of continuously doing something to get into a stable routine. It becomes second nature and that’s what keeps the drive. Remember to set small goals in order to reach your major goal and take notes about your progress and how it’s coming along.

Rachel is a 23 year old recent graduate of the publishing studies major at Illinois State University. She has a deep connection to literature and the arts and loves volunteering her time to great causes and reaching out to her community. In 2010 she was accepted into a 2-week writing program at Juilliard School which helped her fall in love with the city of New York and pursue the publishing degree she currently has. She has been published in 7th grade at StarWallPaper, a poetry journal for young poets, Lit Fest Press/Festival Writer, Figment.com, and writes published book reviews for Teen Ink Magazine located in Boston. Outside of writing, you can find her strumming her guitar, singing, acting in plays, dancing on dance companies, and reading profusely.

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