|GOAL DIMENSIONS||Near Term Goals (Fall ‘21 & 2021-22)||Longer Term Goals (2022-2025+)|
|PERSONAL||I hope to place as one of the top 3 overall lifters at my powerlifting meet in January. I want to squat over 400lbs on the platform at that same meet. Lifting isn’t a liberal art, however I think some of the same principles of education in the liberal arts apply. Lifting, something seemingly redundant, has helped with my work ethic, motivation, and mental fortitude.||I hope to make it to collegiate nationals for USAPL while I’m still a teenager (2 years). I hope to leave college with proficiency in the stock market, crypto trade, etc, and to have made at least $1,000 from these things throughout college.|
|EXTRACURRICULAR||I want to create a powerlifting club at UNE as we don’t have one. I want to become a part of one (other) club this semester, specifically one having to do with environmental studies.||I hope to become head of the powerlifting club I create and to properly manage the club and succeed. I want to become more fluent with the programs UNE gives students. To be more specific, I hope to be able to fully utilize things like SASC by the time I’m a senior.|
|ACADEMIC||I want to finish this semester with A’s in all of my classes. I want to learn to stop procrastinating and to start working with my future self in mind. This is a critical thinking skill in my opinion, something that could be improved through the liberal arts as I’ve learned through Scheuer and Ungar.||I want to graduate from college with a 4.0 GPA. I want to enroll in liberal arts classes through all years of my education. Having read Ungar, Sheuer, and even the core handbook, I feel it’s important to explore the liberal arts and improve my critical thinking skills. I also want to prepare myself for productive citizenship.|
Throughout the process of setting these goals, I found myself faced with more struggle than success. Personally, I’ve always struggled with caring about certain things. That sounds like a vague and depressing statement, but it’s the truth. Although I do well in school and have no issues participating in extracurriculars, I just haven’t ever really cared about what goes on in those fields of my life. For that reason, I found setting those goals to be particularly difficult. My personal goals, however, were much easier. I’ve had many of those goals in mind for a long time, longer than I’ve been attending UNE.