How Many Goals Postechians Achieved During Vacation
How Many Goals Postechians Achieved During Vacation
  • Reporter Choi Jong-hyeok
  • 승인 2015.09.09 20:19
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Most students make vacation plans with the purpose of learning, getting an experience that can’t be acquired in school, etc. Postechians also try to achieve their own goals in summer and winter vacation. Many fail and many succeed. The results depend on individual characteristics and mindsets. So, The Postech Times surveyed students on how many goals they have tried to achieve, how they could have achieved them better, and why they failed to achieve their goals if they failed.
Studying English, their majors, or materials to prepare them for the next semester was the most common goal of students. Also exercising, visiting another city, practicing instruments, reading books, traveling abroad, and earning money by part-time jobs were planned. Unusual plans were backpacking to South America, studying for patent attorney, learning how to make coffee, and doing an internship. Among the 64 Postechians surveyed, 39 people made two or three goals. However, regardless of how many goals they set, the result was different. Some people achieved their goals even though they set more than 4 goals and some people failed even though they set only one goal. In the view of total goal achievement, 25 people had 60-90%, 16 people were over 90%, and 13 had a success rate of 30-60%. Most of the people surveyed were able to achieve their goals. 
The important thing to take from this survey was how goals were successfully achieved and why people failed to reach them. People forced themselves to do their goals by buying a ticket for a trip, registering for a class, etc. Or they shared their goals with a similar person and planned everything together. Most successful people put effort, concentration, and persistence as important values for achieving goals. Reasons of failure were tiredness, excessive planned goals, unexpected issues, and the realization of the goal was not important.
Half of those surveyed chose new goals and the other half chose to continue working on previous goals. Surprisingly, among people who chose new goals, only 7 people achieve fewer than 60 percent.  New goals seem to have a higher probability of being achieved. On the other hand, among people who chose to continue previous goals, only 17 people had an achievement rate of 60% or higher. It means that the continuation of a previous goal can also be successful upon will. This survey showed how people could achieve what they want.

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