Business 9, Lesson 25 – What I Am Willing to Settle For in the Next 10 Years

This week I have been learning about goal-setting and planning for the future, which has brought up three very important questions for me: what am I willing to settle for in one year?  What am I willing to settle for by my 18th birthday?  And what am I willing to settle for by my 25th birthday?

What Am I Willing to Settle For By Next Year

By this time next year I would like to be halfway done, if not already finished and proofreading, the novel I am currently writing and planning to self-publish on Amazon Kindle.  I want to be in an acting or singing class in my local acting school and I want to be preparing, or have already been in, a showcase of some kind.  Whether it is a Christmas Show or a small class performance, I would like to have been in one.

What Am I Willing to Settle For By My 18th Birthday

By the time I turn 18 I will settle for a minimum of two books self-published on Amazon Kindle.  I want to have gotten into an acting college by then and have done an internship at a production company.  I also want to be in a minimum of three showcases.

What Am I Willing to Settle For By My 25th Birthday

By my 25th birthday I will settle for no less than five books self-published on Amazon Kindle and at least one book professionally published.  I want to have gotten at least one professional acting gig and if not, I want to have a job that I like and is supporting me and allowing me to go to auditions.

How Will Going the Extra Mile Help Me Obtain These Goals?

I personally think, that if I go the extra mile in writing my books I can publish more of them in a shorter amount of time.  I will, hopefully, become known to other people and they will boost my book/s, making me known to publishing companies. 

By going the extra mile in my acting/singing classes, my teachers will think of me when they see auditions in which I fit the criteria.

If I go the extra mile in school now I will have a better chance of getting into a good acting college who will help me get professional gigs when I get older.  If I go the extra mile in college they will see potential in me and hopefully recommend me to people in the industry.

If I am being honest, I do not see how I can go the extra mile in my writing.  I know that I could improve on my writing habits and consistency, but I do not see what ‘going the extra mile’ would look like when it comes to my writing.  When it comes to my acting I see ‘going the extra mile’ as showing enthusiasm, doing the work with gusto and energy, and showing my love for the class and acting/singing.  I see going the extra mile in school by putting my heart into my work and not falling behind in lessons.  I also see it as having motivation to do school.

I might need to put a lot of work into this whole ‘going the extra mile’ when it comes to school.

Conclusion

As you can see, I already have an idea of what I want to accomplish in the next 10-12 years when it comes to my callings.  Going the extra mile may not be easy, especially when it comes to my schoolwork, but I know it will pay off in the end.

Thanks for reading!

Author: sophiaelahirpc

Part-time 9th Grade student in the Ron Paul Curriculum. Full-time teen writer living in Singapore.

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