In my travels to campuses around the country (40 in the past two years), I meet up with a lot of students who are headed to grad school someday. Here is what I wish I could suggest to each one of them:
Begin with the end in mind.
The â€œendâ€ is the final goal, the destination of oneâ€™s schooling. For many students, that would be to get a good job in their field and make a significant contribution to the overall good of humanity. Not bad! But in my view, for the Christian itâ€™s shooting too low. Let me suggest a goal that is more lofty than making a living and doing good â€“ that, in fact, will encompass these lesser goals into a higher calling. I believe the ultimate goal of an education is to develop into a person. Period.