Within the past four years of my time in college I’ve learned five things I’ll forever be changed by. It’s a major accomplishment to achieve when you’ve made your mind up to achieve this goal. College isn’t for everyone and that’s something I’ve come to understand and also take pride in the fact that I chose to commit myself to one of my lifetime achievements.
1. Be Grateful
Grasp onto the implementation of being GRATEFUL ! Many of us take for granted the opportunity to achieve higher education, and even to attend school on a paid scholarship. I learned a valuable lesson from my senior year by sticking to my plan and remaining in touch with the vision I was seeking. I took a moment to process how I started, which was a 17 year old trying to understand what paths I’d taken to land me in positions many did not understand. Choosing to undo everything I had learned and walking away from something that was my identity.
Today I can vividly understand why I wrote so many affirmations of being grateful and being successful helped. I started college unaware of who I was and where I wanted to go, but remained grateful for all of the up-hill battles I experienced daily.
Regardless of how large a task is or how much is required of you to achieve your goal… Do it . And obtain your goals gracefully and aware of how grateful you are to be where you were required to be.
2. Create a Schedule and STICK TO IT
Hear me out on this one, and please understand it’s necessary to create a schedule you can function and thrive in. I didn’t just make it to my senior year and not create a schedule where I have time for social life and studying. Learning to do this early on will determine the type of student you are. And ultimately the gain perspective on who you are becoming.
Because of this perspective shift and new understanding you are learning to implement different values and techniques in your life. Maintaining a schedule you can become successful with is the only importance you should truly gain your own opinion.
Alongside the journey of furthering my education I met many people from different realities other than my own. I learned skills from people who didn’t believe they harnessed such golden eggs & executions. Many of them even showed me what consistency is and how to continue moving towards the goals I want to achieve.
3. Integrate your social life
This may be difficult to digest.. But, you need a social life outside of school. It’s not weird and it’s not outdated to create friends that aren’t within your own path. I find it’s been interesting meeting people I wouldn’t usually mingle with but I’ve created bridges within gaps I’m just now putting together.
And you have to make space for people in your life you wouldn’t usually create one for ! This can create the standard ” it’s all about who you know ” meaning to your essence of a social life. You even end up creating life long friendships that grow in all stages of your current life, but they are here to stay.
All within itself learning to attune to your own drum is the essence of your ego you fight so hard to keep up. When you learn the lyrics to your own symphony you can bet on yourself and even venture into new destinations that take sudden turns for the better.