Life is full of dreams and aspirations, yet there has to be a solid plan in place to transform them from fantasy to reality. For people like me who tend to prioritize and plan ahead, the task is simple. After carefully thinking about the goals I have, I have concluded that I have one main goal with a short term goal that in turn will open the door to larger goals. By surviving my freshman year of college with at least a 3.85 grade point average (GPA) while working a full time job, I can boost my confidence and build up a solid foundation for future endeavors in college.
While maintaining a balance between work and college I want to complete each course with no less than the letter grade of an “A”. Making the decision to work and go to college full time will be a strenuous mental and physical commitment and to make it worthwhile would be to set a high standard of academic accomplishment. However, maintaining this high academic standard can be difficult when adding 15 semester credit hours to a forty plus hour work week. To mitigate this I have set a short term goal of improving my time management skills. Hence I have created a calendar and schedule of events to follow that will significantly free up time in my schedule to minimize my unproductive or “time wasting” activities to effectively study, complete assignments, and still get an adequate amount of rest. Most of the time wasting activities include my hobbies which allows me to relieve the stressors of everyday life, however, there are some that aren’t so evident. For instance, procrastination has been a subtle liability all of my life, and it is a difficult habit to break. I normally put things off because I think that I have plenty of time and eventually get around to doing them. Other times I delay working on something because my schedule is overwhelming and it normally pushes me to the deadline in order for it to get accomplished. Knowing why I procrastinate and taking the measures to improve upon it...
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