Nicola Moody-Turnwald, Year 13, Head Girl, on what it means to be aspirational:
What is your aspiration in life? For me, it’s reaching my goals and striving to achieve what others think is impossible. It’s not settling for average when I know I can reach the extraordinary. It is also to inspire others to be aspirational in their own lives.
Without a direction or a purpose you can’t get very far in life. Just think of anyone who has ever achieved something great: sports champions, business tycoons or breakthrough scientists. They all have something in common, they are aspirational. If they did not have the passion and commitment required to fulfill their own aspirations, they would not be where they are today.
At Glenfield, we are always encouraged to be aspirational in all our own endeavours, whether it be big or small, long term or short term, personal or career driven. We aspire to be the best sports players and academics, but overall, people of exceptional moral values and character.
My challenge for you this week is to think about what it is you aspire to and make a plan of how you will set out to achieve this, because if you work hard enough, one day your aspirations will become someone else’s inspirations.