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Achieving your goal

 

Achieving your goal is not easy, but it can be done. In this article we shall cover some important steps and tips for a few certain fields.

Photography:

Photography is a growing hobby and every week, this becomes more and more popular. Here is how to get started, with a few tips. 

Start off by exploring different parts of your chosen camera and figuring out what they do.  Take a variety of simple photos using these components, for example, using the flash and zooming in and out to capture detail. Try changing your lens to create different effects and perhaps try taking the same photo, but in a different angle.

Next, edit them to make the ultimate picture. In our view, the best way to edit them is to use Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop. There are multiple videos online on how to use these, right from the beginning.

Once you are satisfied with your photo, try posting them on social media, or simply show your family and friends to get feedback in order to improve it further. Look online to compare your photos to professional ones and don’t be afraid to take and evolve a few ideas.

Spend some time looking into photography classes and courses to take your skills to the next level. Once you feel you are ready and want to show your work to the world, you could create a blog with a theme such as nature, everyday life or just random things.

 

Science:

Obviously, a key element to success is to study hard. You will get nowhere if you just assume you can just sail through this process. Ask your teacher for extra information and advice to show that you are dedicated and interested in the subject. When the time comes, make sure you apply to a number of universities which you know can offer you a promising education in science.

Another key thing is to attend extra-curricular activities. The more you do, the more likely you will be noticed by a good university, but don’t overdo it.

A difficulty in this field is not knowing what to do or where to go after you have your degree. We have interviewed a former student of Cambridge University who studied science and who was keen on perusing a career in medical science.

This graduate worked very hard and did everything correctly right up until the end. She didn’t think beforehand, in detail, about what she was going to do once she had finished her education. She didn’t ask her teachers as they didn’t seem as approachable as teachers are today, so instead of working in her desired field, she went into tax. Although she does enjoy her job very much, she wishes that she could go back and make her dream come true.

This is an inspiring story, which motivates people to not be afraid to ask for some help. The same advice goes for everyone, even if you’re not an aspiring scientist.

Sport:

In some ways, sport is similar to science and photography: you have to work hard. If you are very serious, then you should be training for 3 days a week at the very least. You must have a strong mind set and a positive source of motivation. You need to learn from your mistakes and remember as William Edward Hickson famously said, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.”

Mental strength is vital in order to keep your diet going, and to believe in yourself.

Sportsmanship is also important. It may not get you a career in your sport, however it shows your support to others, just as they show you.

Arrange interviews with managers in order to get a contract and to be sponsored. This is important for publicising your skills and talent.

by Saee and Caitlin