My Hopes, Goals, and Aspirations for the Future

Every since childhood there have been many hopes and goals for the future. Along with these two were aspirations. There was always hope for something. I could not imagine that one day I would have to tie those hopes into my future. I thought my hopes were just silly childhood dreams that would eventually fade away as the years would change. For hours I would just sit and ponder over different things. Adults would say things like “What do you hope to become when adult hood is reached?” My reply would always be “I want to be a millionaire.” Thinking it would just happen when I reached the “golden” age of eighteen, I never once thought about how I would become this rich man.However,the older I became, the more I thought about hopes. The dictionary states that hope is a wish or desire accompanied by confident expectation of its fulfillment. Knowing the true meaning of hope gave me an even stronger desire.

The object of a strong desire or an ambition is an aspiration. From my hopes came an aspiration. I no longer wanted to be millionaire. I wanted to be a different kind of “rich” man. I wanted to be a strong man who could give back to his community. I wanted to become an educator. I have a strong desire to become a teacher to teach the children who come after to me how to become a successful man without all the attitudes and pressures of the world. My parents always taught me from the bible. One lesson always stands out, “when I was a child I thought as one and when I became a man, I put away childish things.” The time has come for me to plan a way to achieve this aspiration. Goals have to be made and kept.

A goal is the purpose toward which an endeavor is directed. My first goal is to always put God first in my life for through him all things are possible. Next I must always remember that anything worth having is worth working for. This is my education after high school. I will go to college. I will work hard to...  
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