It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day, but it’s important to stop ask: what’s the end goal? Knowing where you are trying to go is step one in getting there and so we’ve asked some folks we admire to tell us their end goal and where they want to be by the end of their careers.

Paula Wideman | Space and Product Designer

In the end, accumulated awards and projects will just be on a list somewhere…if remembered at all. What will matter is how you lived your life. Was your life rooted in love? How did people feel around you? (Trusted? Inspired? Disappointed?) What did your character reveal about who you were? (Dishonest? Gentle? Good?) Did you show people respect through patience, listening, and sticking to your word? These are the things that matter in your life and your career. I was born to Create. I was born to lead a Christian example that is cool, filled with joy, wisdom and uniquely independent. At the end of my career I want to continue doing all the things that I have always done. At the end of my career I want to still be: Making, creating, solving, pushing, exploring, drawing, designing, interpreting, delivering, showing up, listening, respecting, loving. I want to be true to the person I was created to be. Read more>>

Tylia Flores | Cerebral palsy advocate & Author

My end goal as an Author is to bring more awareness to Cerebral palsy through the stories that I have written and show people that there’s a positive side to living with this condition. Read more>>

Mykieya Potter | Director and Artist

My end goal is to have my own production company. Although I love to direct, I’ve always said I want to create roles and give opportunities to black people that are kept away from us. I want to be able to build a legacy for my name and family. When you see anything I produce and create I want people to say ‘That’s Mykieya’s” or “Mykieya is responsible for that.” I want to inspire younger people that come from any background to know you can do anything as long as you keep pushing through. Read more>>