I have goals to become something more. I want to be knowledgeable and intelligent, and I am aware that knowledge is power. I also know that learning and attaining that knowledge is going to be challenging. In order to do that, I will need to be perseverant, focused, and driven. Challenging myself is a goal of mine in nearly every aspect of my life; I want to be a faster, stronger swimmer, so I put every fiber in my being into every practice. I have to work hard and push my limits. Like I stated previously, I want to become smarter; therefore I study and absorb information to the best of my ability. I have aspirations to improve my musical abilities, which also requires time, energy, and practice. These are at least three parts of my life that I dedicate myself to and challenge myself in, as well as having goals for each of them.