What does it mean to be successful? Many people look at the word success from different views. The dictionary defines success in two ways: the accomplishment of one’s goals and then the attainment of wealth or position. I believe you can be successful in two ways as well: you can be successful in your career and you can be successful by doing what makes you happy and living a fulfilling life to your standards. You don’t have to have a huge mansion on top of a private hill looking over the ocean to be defined as successful. When asked what it takes to be successful in college, that’s a different story. To be successful in college is to reach your academic goals in a productive way. I am in college to obtain a degree and build an honorable future for myself. My goals for college are to get straight A’s and obtain my MD. My goals for life are to become a pharmacist and be able to provide for my future family. In order to decide what tips will most help me succeed in college I read several articles on college success, provided by my professor. I have come to find the best ways to be successful in college are to manage time wisely, communicate and form an association with my professors, and get to it and do it.
An essential skill that will help me succeed in college is time management. I chose this skill because it is crucial to know when a class is, when an assignment is due, what day the test is, when I have free time, and when I don’t. Mastering this skill will help me keep track of my time and ensure I get all my studies done while still having free time to do fun things. When I get to the point where I realize I don’t have time to go to the mall with everyone because I have to study for that math test, I will remind myself it is just part of the journey to my Medical Degree in Biochemistry that I will complete in the future. In “Managing Your Time: Setting Priorities and Developing Strategies for Success” Businessman Company writes,