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Seniors consider passions when deciding plans for future

Austin Watkins and Silvana Bautista

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At the moment you wake up, you make a choice of whether or not to get out of bed. If you do get up, why? What is your motivation?

Motivation is the reason one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. After graduating, seniors must decide what they are going to do. This may be continuing to go to school, joining the military or going straight to the work force.

Their motivation will affect the choices that will change their lives. Questions concerning importance and fun could come from these choices.

What do I have to do to reach my goals?

Is this what I really want to do?

Will I be able to support myself?

Many young adults try to find answers to these questions by doing research, but some forget the importance of having a passion. Passion is something someone is instinctively drawn to. This could be something that interests you, something that you enjoy doing or something that comes naturally. A passion is one of the greatest things you can possibly find.

The Pinion surveyed 50 McKinley seniors about their passions. The results show the diversity of passions students have.

The two largest groups, with 20 percent each, have seniors who said that their passions are in technology and military. Those with a passion in art came in at 18 percent. 14 percent of seniors have a passion in sports. Academic activities such as math and literature take up 12 percent. Those who have a passion for performing and music take up 16 percent, with 8 percent each, of the survey together.

Your passion has the ability to be your reason for getting out of bed every day. It gives you the morals, values and ethics that you live by. A true passion and dream can lead your entire life.

However, this does not mean that you can rely on your passion to get you through everything. You need to work hard to reach your dreams.

“The day you decide to execute the steps you to, in order to achieve your dream…that’s the day you’re officially living your dream,” inspirational speaker John Baker said.

 

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