It’s all in the little things. It’s all how you determine to use your time. You don’t have to be super smart to do well in your classes, but you do have to use your time well. So start taking inventory of how you have used the last 24 hours of precious time. Did you force yourself to stick to the books? Or did you whimp out and treat yourself to some premature fun and relaxation?
How bad do you want it? Are you willing to go to class every day, even as the weather starts to warm up and many of your classmates are skipping class to go to the lake? Are you willing to pay attention while you are in class and take great notes? Are you then willing to forego the pleasures of afternoon “free time” and instead, master the notes that you just took in class? Further, are you willing to study the notes from all the previous days in the class? Do you have the discipline to actually read your textbook without phone or TV or computer interruption until the reading assignment is completed? Last, do you have the discipline to complete your homework assignments on time or work on any upcoming projects?
It is not rocket science to dominate in the classroom. However, it is difficult to say, “No” to the distractions that bombard us each day. Start saying “No” to those distractions so you can start saying, “Yes” to the fun evening activities and school life that awaits! It is not about being smart. It IS about being smart with your time. Decide now to man up and get the things done you know you need to be doing. In fact, get out your notebook and study your notes as soon as you finish reading this blog.
Do you want to dominate your classes? Or do you want to be stressed, discouraged, and disappointed? I suggest you choose to dominate your classes and choose to do the little things every day to make that happen.