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Give It 10 Years

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Recently I have been applying for college. Application after application, uploading my essay, selecting a major; but one college asked if I could use one of their questions as my essay topic. I'm thinking, "Great! More work I have to do." But after reading the question, it made me think. Where would I be in 10 years? What would I or you say about our personal and professional accomplishments to others?

Of course we all want to be professional in our own ways. I want to be a sports journalist but then also I would love to be the future general manger of the New York Jets. When I look at journalist Pam Oliver or Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum, I would love to have a career like theirs in 10 years. But one group of people should really ask themselves this question. Of course I'm talking about the New York Jets!

In 10 years, the Jets need to get over the old saying "those same old Jets." The Jets should have a couple of new Super Bowl rings on their fingers and trophies in their headquarters. Asking themselves where they want to be in 10 years should definitely be a motivator for them to be better each year. The Jets are a tough football team and I want to make sure that other football teams should be scared when they are going up against the Jets.

It has been showing lately that the Jets are taking a hard look into their future. They have recently hired a new Offensive Coordinator, Tony Sparano, they have signed a good amount of players to future contracts and now they are faced with the signing free agents. Not just any, but their free agents.

I love all of their free agents it is so hard for me to pick at least the top three. Safety Jim Leonhard, Wide Receiver Plaxico Burress and Linebacker Aaron Maybin -- I want all of them to stay. I don't want to even think about the Jets not resigning Defensive Tackle Sione Pouha. But the Jets know what they want in their future; as does everyone else right now in their lives. We may also know what we need to do to get to where we want to go. And when we get there, in 10 years, we can all have a discussion about personal and professional accomplishments. Because I know right now that I am excited to share how my life has been going for the past 10 years.