Goal Timeline

  • Found out about the Ivy League schools

    Finding out about the Ivy League schools gave me the first idea of where I wanted to go after I finished high school. They are considered some of the top schools in worldwide, and the acceptance rates are very low. Even so, I want to at least give my best effort. It's going to push me to my limits, and force me to be the absolute best that I can possibly be. Those schools, when I get in, are going to increase my potential for a better future. This ambition is all thanks to this event.
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    Go to an Ivy League school for college

    Goal #1
  • Dad started his business

    Dad started his business
    When my dad first opened up his own business, it inspired me to do the same when I grew up. Knowing that someone close to me had been able to do it, and be successful as well, was encouraging. To this day, this dream sticks with me, and I think that opening up a business is something I really want to do.
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    Open up a successful business

    Goal #2
  • Take post-secondary courses

    Taking post-secondary courses save time and money, benefiting both my goals by letting me use the saved money for my business. It also shows the Ivy League schools that I'm ambitious and want to learn.
  • Work for Dad in his business

    Work for Dad in his business
    Working in my dad's business as I get older will benefit me in my journey into the business world. It will allow me to see what it takes to create and keep a business, with the added bonus of some extra money to pay for college. My dad will be able to personally help me, as an experienced business man, and give me some tips.
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  • Get a perfect score on at least two SAT/ACT tests

    Get a perfect score on at least two SAT/ACT tests
    SAT tests are very likely some of the most important tests that I will ever take in my life. Their score determines whether I can get accepted to multiple colleges or not, and are the determining factor in a tough decision. Getting a perfect score is extremely difficult, and doing so will, like getting a good GPA, catch admission officers' attentions. This is the same with ACT tests. Photo from: https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAT
  • Get a scholarship to at least one Ivy League school

    Tuition to Ivy League schools are really expensive, and scholarships are going to save a lot of money. I'd rather not graduate college in debt, because it would hinder my success afterwards. If I can get a scholarship, my chance for going to that school will skyrocket; it doesn't really matter if I get accepted if I can't pay tuition.
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  • Roadblock and Alternative Route #2

    Roadblock and Alternative Route #2
    The Ivy League schools usually have a need-based financial aid policy, so that every accepted student can afford tuition, but if there is a significant economy drop, that policy may not be enforced. They might not have enough money to give out as much aid to as many students. An alternative route is focusing to become an expert in a certain subject, so that they notice me, and I become a priority to have. Top schools aim to train the next Hemmingway, or the next Newton.
  • Finish every high school year with a GPA of 3.9 or more

    Finish every high school year with a GPA of 3.9 or more
    If I can finish every year with an extremely high GPA, then it'll raise my chances of catching the admission officers' attention, and therefore raise my chances of getting into an Ivy League school. It'll show that I'm a hard worker, and that I'm serious about school and my education. Photo from: https://www.johntorinus.com%2Fgeneral-blog%2Fbusiness-and-education%2Fbusiness-an
  • Major in Business/Entrepreneurial with a minor in Accounting

    Major in Business/Entrepreneurial with a minor in Accounting
    Majoring in Business/Entrepeneurial will allow me to get information, tips, and ideas when I leave college and finally create my business. Having this knowledge will benefit me in multiple ways, so that I'm prepared for what's to come.
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  • Work at another company

    After college, working at another company is necessary to save money for the expenses needed to open a business. I will need office area, a capital, and pay the expenses pre-opening. Working at another company will provide that money, as well as let me get some insight on how a business should work and operate to keep the doors open. I can also get some ideas about how much I should charge products, pay employees, and see things from another person's point of view.
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  • Roadblock and Alternative Route #1

    Roadblock and Alternative Route #1
    One roadblock that I may encounter is that a family problem arises, and I have to spend the money I saved to aid them. To get back on track to obtaining my goal, I will need to get a higher paying job, or, if I'm paid by the hour, work more often to earn the money back. It's going to take a lot more work either way, but in the end, I will have the sum of money needed to open a business of my own. Photo from: http://www.8womendream.com/60883/epic-fail-fitness-roadblocks-can-overcome
  • Buy office space, and research

    Buy office space, and research
    Researching the preferences of the residents will allow me to arrange and create my products to suit their tastes, because it is more than likely that they will be my most popular customers. By then, I should buy the office space, do finishing touches on my plans, and carry them out, to finally begin to complete my goal. Photo from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HK_CWB_Windsor_House_Paul_Lafayet_Bakery_shop_cake_food_counter_May-2012.JPG
  • Advertise

    Advertising with flyers will bring more attention to my business, making people more aware of what it does and how it works. I think that investing in newspapers is also a good idea, and future employees can be aware of the opportunity to find a job. Grand opening sales can pique interests and draw in more customers, benefiting both them and myself. They get to try out my products, and I get to have some more publicity.