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I. Introduction: Growing up less affluent, I have always set goals for myself. Not long term goals because being modest long-term goals were unimaginable. I had to focus on today’s goals which were attainable. Mother always told me that competition is the key to success. Will, held on to that belief until I got older and needed to rely on goals rather competition. Competition can only carry you to a certain point; however, goal setting is for a lifetime.
II. Thesis Statement: Goals setting is a greater predictor of academic success than competition, goals provide a sense of purpose because it gives direction and increases motivation. III. Goals provide a sense of purpose

A. Hewerton states that A goal is something we strive for that should be aligned with our purpose and striving for our goal will help us accomplish our purpose (Roxi Hewertson, 2014).
B. Finding purpose gives us a passionate reason to follow our goal sets.
C. Setting goals with a purpose provide meaning otherwise it just a plan.

IV. Goals increase motivation
Your motivation is your desire to do something. It is your compass to scribing for your Effective goal setting begins with the characteristics SMART.
A. Set specific goals: First you most ask what it is you want to accomplish i.e. Finish college- Then my particular goal with be to finish college.
B. Set measurable goals: You should see progress. Such as completing my first online class. Each milestone will give me a sense of worth and growth. After answering these, I will know when the goal is reachable because I have given it a time frame for completion I want to finish college in 2017).
C. Set an attainable goal: The caveat to obtaining goals is to accomplish small goals first makes it achievable. Like I said setting long-term goals seems unattainable which leads to frustration. So I will say to…...

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