A man who has no goal is like a ship without a rudder, so says Thomas
Carlyle, a Scottish author. I agree. Everyone needs to have a goal in life.
Having a goal gives us a purpose and focus in life. To set that goal, I
asked myself what I want to do for myself, my family, and my country.
Finally, I have arrived at the answer. I want to make the world a better
place by giving off my time, my talent and my wealth.
There are many things in the world that need fixing. There are
people dying of hunger. There are people without homes. Our rivers are
being poisoned. Global warming has made world climates go haywire.
Some countries are on the brink of war. This is only the beginning
of the list. Is there anything an ordinary person like me can do? Yes. I
can contribute my time by joining organizations that champion worthy
causes. Whatever I become in the future, I will make sure I spend a
portion of my time to volunteer for a cause.
To make the world a better place does not mean I have to be a king
or a president. I can still achieve my goal by using my talent to highlight
things that need changing. I have a flair for photography. I will use my
skill to capture pictures that will send a powerful message to the world
to do something, to help, to change, or to correct. A picture paints a
thousand words. My photographs will promote awareness of issues and
problems that need people's attention. By creating this awareness, some
of the problems may be solved.
I will work hard to gain wealth but not for wealth's sake. I am confident
that I will do well because of my determination and perseverance. The
reality is that funding is important in any effort to solve the problems
facing the world. Not only will I work at raising funds for worthy causes
but I will contribute a portion of my wealth to support efforts to make
life better for others less fortunate than I.
Having this goal in life makes one thing clear to me. I will not live
not only for myself but for others. I must do my best in everything I do
from now on starting with my studies. If I am going to make the world
a better place, I have to work hard. I am a ship with a rudder and hard
work is going to get me to my destination.