Angela West is a self-advocate from Virginia.
“Setting goals begins with knowing what you want to accomplish.” -Michael Thornton, Arkansas
As we start a new year, many people make new year’s resolutions or goals. A new year, means we have a chance for a new start. Whether you are happy or sad about the past, you have the opportunity for growth this year.
Everyone has a picture in their mind of what they want their future to look like. For that vision to come true, it’s best to set goals. I like to imagine a cloud in the sky that holds my dream. For me to reach the cloud, there is a ladder. Each goal that I reach is a step that gets me closer to my dream.
What if you set personal goals to help make the change you wish to see in your life? The great thing is, it’s up to you! Your goals can be about whatever you choose. Sometimes people joke about not keeping their resolutions because they seem too hard, so it helps to keep them realistic. For example, if you want to lose weight, set small goals to reach your main one. Step by step, you will feel like you are getting closer to your end goal.
I hope you have fun setting goals! Dream big and have family and friends help you along the way. Together, we can achieve great things and grow!