- Describe a goal you’d like to achieve in the future You should say:
- What it is
- Why you’d like to achieve it
- How to achieve it
- And how you feel about it
I’d like to describe a goal I want to accomplish in the near future, which is live an independent life. I mean I hope I will be able to find a decent job after graduation, which will help me to afford my own place. I think I,ll also need to learn how to cook so that I won*t have to eat out all the time, which will not only be a healthy lifestyle, but economical as well.
The first reason why I want this goal is that I’m an adult now, and it is only natural for people like me to want complete control over their own life. I mean I can’t expect my parents to continue to support me. Besides, l*ve sort of had enough of all the nagging from them. The second reason is my girlfriend. She hopes that I will stay in Shanghai after graduation so that we can be together. So, if I want a future for me and my girlfriend together, the first step is to become independent.
Well, in order to achieve this goal, first, I need to finish college and get my degree. And then, I’ll start sending out resume and taking job interviews. Of course, the first few months will be pretty tough for me, and I’ll be crashing at my friend’s place until I have enough money for renting an apartment. Finally, both me and my girlfriend will move into that apartment and start our own life.
To be honest, I feel pretty good about my plan. It gives me a purpose and motivation. Tm confident that it will come true if I work hard and persist. But the most difficult part I guess is to get my parents* approval. You know, they are typical Chinese parents who like to keep their kids around no matter how old they are. But anyway, Til talk to them and they will come around eventually.
1.When people set goals, do they keep them in mind or write them down?
From my point of view, they will keep them in mind. In other words, they will not whoop their goals up. All in all, if they don’t achieve such goals, it will be very embarrassing when everyone knows it.
2.Is it common for people to set goals in China?
Yes, of course. There is a tradition that everyone will set several goals for themselves at the beginning of a year. However, possibly, few people will insist on achieving those goals. As we all know, it is not an easy thing to insist on doing something. Also, the way to access goals is difficult and arduous.
3.What life goals do people set if they have nothing to do with work?
I have heard most people have set one of the life goals is, I want to cultivate my reading habit. Ya, many people set the goal of reading 10 books a year. However, there are many reasons for them not to achieve this goal like not enough time or too much work making them so tired. I think almost everyone has set this kind of goal in their life.
4.Do people generally set long-term or short-term goals?
I suppose most people will set both goals. Short-term goals are set to achieve the long-term goal. In other words, we separate our long-term goal into several small goals, so that it seems easy to access and our long-term goal is more likely to be realized.
5.Why is it important to set career goals?
I think there are two main reasons. Firstly, career goals will help people to improve themselves so that they can better eligible for the position and even for the higher position. Besides, with career goals, people will be more energetic and proactive for their work. Otherwise, they will just do their work every day and do not think about what they are doing now. Therefore, it is critical and necessary for us to set career goals.
6.Do the old set the same goals as the young?
I don,t think so. For the young, their goals are much more related to their work because of self-fulfillment and money. While for the old people, they tend to set life goals since maybe most of them have already realized their career goals. They want to have more time to enjoy their life and maybe some of them want to complete their dream when they were young.