As a college student, you're getting the education and training you need that will prepare you to enter a demanding profession in a competitive marketplace. In order to take advantage of the right opportunities, you may have set goals such as earning a high grade point average (GPA), obtaining that coveted scholarship, applying for an internship or establishing a contact network in your field to position yourself for a great job after graduation.
Whatever your goal, you already know that to reach it will require tremendous effort, hard work, a single-minded focus and a great deal of tenacity. These qualities will serve you well in college and in your professional life. Good things happen to students who set high standards and put forth the necessary time and effort to achieve their goals.
But if you find that somewhere along the way you are not reaching your goals, it's possible that you may be sabotaging your efforts to achieve them. Sometimes, we can be our own worst enemy.
For example, if you postpone work that should be done today in favor of doing some activity that is preferable or more pleasurable, you are setting yourself up for failure. Procrastination can kill your best plans to achieve your goals.
There are a lot of other preoccupations or distractions that can undermine your efforts to achieve goals, but the point is that the future is squarely in your hands. What you make of it is up to you.
Remember why you decided to go to college. Spend more time studying and less time with your friends; get plenty of rest and exercise and strive to eat right. Be focused and stay focused. Good habits will help you stay on track to achieving academic success.
Before the Spring term begins, take a step back and be honest with yourself. What can you do differently this semester to stay on track? Watch the video and see what you can do to stay focused on achieving your goals.
Remember that, in the final analysis, the only thing that stands in the way of achieving your goals is YOU!