Jean Paul Sartre's Goal Setting

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Jean Paul Sartre 's definition of what it means to be human provides an appropriate starting point for this paper, an abstract that draws on various research findings to provide a goal-setting framework for 21st century youth, an analysis which clearly distinguishes between goals and dreams and establishes the vital connection between goal setting, making choices and attaining self-fulfillment. It concurs with researchers who maintain that the most effective way to reach a goal is to ground it on a clear, specific and robust action plan, but this paper also identifies with the spirit, if not the letter, of Sartre in contending that successful goal realization is not predicated on external forces so much as on the human capacity to
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To achieve the goal of this particular paper, I have laid out lucid conceptual tasks that students must accomplish if they are to make progress in achieving their aims. First, I define a goal, exploring in the process how it compares and contrasts with a dream. Next, I discuss the importance of goal setting, analyzing Jean Paul Sartre’s insights to show that man’s inherent free will, the overarching basis for human endeavor, ought to be maximized in the quest for human achievement. Following this, I enumerate five steps that a successful goal-setter takes:(1) formulation of clear and specific goals,(2) an action plan to pursue that goal,(3) a yardstick to measure progress,(4) making sure the goal is realistic and attainable and, lastly, that it is a reasonable one for the particular…show more content…
One might read, “To improve my speaking skill with greater confidence and comportment in a public space at the end of my first year in the university."What we have here is specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely. With such clarity, the work to carry out becomes more apparent. You will have to improve grammar and syntax and master word constructions with greater flair, increase self-expression, join the dramatic society or debating society, become more active in class discussions, and get involved in public functions that require verbal participation. Much as goal setting is a crucial aspect of curriculum in the university setting, particularly for freshmen, it is just as important a tool for life success. Without goal setting, few of us would find a way to answer the perennial, one word question that pesters us most. Why? Why do I have to be a teacher or a doctor? Why must I spend four or five years in the university? Why must I go to university at all? If these kinds of questions constantly rise up, it makes sense that there is a proper answer for them, though that answer will vary from person to person. Jose Ortega (1964)aptly wrote that such why questions are “not a permanent possibility but a permanent necessity.” That being the case, goal setting presents itself as the successful way to turn that “permanent necessity” into a successful action

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