Personal Goals Essay

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My Personal Goals My Personal Goals I am currently a student at the University of Phoenix working to obtain my Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. In life there are several obstacles that may come about that can deter a person from accomplishing their personal as well as their professional goals. I think that in order to achieve any goal, I must first have a plan that I can adhere to. My personal goal in life is to lose weight so that I can live a healthier lifestyle. My professional goals include completing the BSN program as well as working to obtain my MSN in Education. The goals that I have set forth to achieve will be an asset to my future and provide a sense of fulfillment as I continue on this road to success. In writing this essay, I plan to express to the reader how determined I am to achieve my goals and provide insight on how I plan to achieve them. One personal short-term goal that I would like to accomplish would be to lose a minimum of ten pounds in 3 months. According to an article titled “Successful Weight Loss Maintenance”, “Obesity is a major health problem in the United States, with over 50% of Americans classified as overweight or obese” (Hill & Wing, 2001, p. 324). Living a healthier lifestyle is important in order to be physically and mentally prepared for my future. The skills that I will need to be effective include patience, development of a realistic perspective, determination, and the ability to remain positive. In the past I have always been inconsistent with working out and eating healthy. Starting out I tend to do very well and then it seems that I get burned out as time goes on. I have come to understand that in order to achieve this goal I must pace myself by not over doing it. I will also need to incorporate a written plan so that I can stay on track and visually see my progress. I have now started a workout,

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