CHICAGO, goals, LIFE

Things I Want To Work On

  1. Not living for the weekend
  2. Finding motivation when I am uninterested in something
  3. Embracing change

I want to work on the 3 things listed above. I have definitely noticed that I am not great at any of these things and want to work on being better about them. Since entering the workforce and starting my career, I am too set on the weekend. That is not a mindset I want. I want to be positive about everyday and wake up excited for what lies ahead rather than just being excited to sleep in on Saturday morning or explore the city.

My sophomore year of college was the first time I really struggled in a class – accounting and finance. These types of classes followed me throughout the rest of my time in college. What I realized recently is that I don’t try as hard when I am “bad” at something or disinterested in it. That is not like me at all, and I don’t want that pattern to continue if I have challenges with things I may not necessarily enjoy in my job. Right now, to combat this, I am reviewing my notes each morning before work so I can practice and understand the things that I find challenging so far.

Embracing change… I would like to believe I am good at this, but I guess I am not. My parents have definitely noticed this in me and looking back they are right. I am working on embracing change right now because I just moved, started a new job, moved in with my boyfriend, etc. Obviously, I am excited about these things, but with change comes new challenges and that is where I can struggle sometimes, so I want to make sure I am welcoming change, rather than hiding from it when I don’t think I can deal with it.

I think being in a new city and working at a new job will help me improve upon these aspects of myself. I am typically a positive person and that doesn’t have to change because I am out of college or adapting to a new job. This is the perfect time for me to work hard, welcome challenges, and find sunshine on cloudy days. What are you working on? What are you challenging yourself to be better about? Feel free to comment if you feel comfortable or want to!

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