Exhibit #6: Using Personal Values to Set Short- and Long-Term Goals William A. Brisbane IV

First level
Second Level
Third Level
Final Level which was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do because it makes you be honest with yourself.


Completing this in-class assignment has forced me to really take a look at what’s important to me. And some of my answers may seem sort of cliché. But the reasons are not. Family is important to me because without them I would be nothing. They have cared for me and pushed me to be the best I could be. For me, going to college and graduating from college was never a question. My parents went to college after joining the Army, and for that my parents have always wanted better for me and my sister. This is where tradition and family intersect for me. Not only do I want to Graduate from college but also, when I do I would also like to commission into the United States Air Force as a Second Lieutenant. Through the ROTC program I am I have the opportunity to commission as an officer and all I have to do is graduate. Easier said than done. To accomplish this, I must get and maintain good grades as well as stay in good moral standing. To accomplish this, I must conquer one of my biggest demons. Time management. To be honest I procrastinated on this portfolio and it came back to haunt me. To stay on this path I must force myself to wake up for PT, go to class, complete my assignments, and do the little mundane things right. Failure to complete your tasks results in dismissal from the program, same with Clemson.I also must continue to progress as a better leader as well as a student. To commission I have to be a student first as well as a cadet. I believe a job this summer will help me with this. In order to walk across that stage and receive my diploma and my “butter bars” I have to stay on top of my grades and not settle for mediocrity.


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