At first, it took me a while to accept my responsibilities and get over my fear of failing and getting nowhere. Now that I am within the “unknown” there are many challenges that I face every day and will continue to face. There is the challenge of finding out what I want to study in college, doing well on standardized tests, and getting good grades in all of my classes. There are also temptations I have to face such as choosing whether to hang out with friends or do the homework that is due the next day. But I am able to overcome most of these challenges and temptations with the help of my parents, teachers, and friends who help push me to be the best I can be every day.
I learned in this activity how crucial time management skills will be to my ability to complete this course successfully. The analysis from the questionnaire (Table 2) as well as keeping a record of what activities I focus on for a couple of days, opened my eyes to a few areas of improvement. From the patterns observed I could see that most of my time was taken up by work and commitments as well as procrastination. Not being able to juggle theses successful led to irritation and was unproductive. Research suggests that managing ones emotions, being self-aware and self-motivate can be factors for success for a student (Allan, 2009).
Learning Frameworks itself has offered myself and many others a jumping off point for the looming workload of college. I feel more prepared and motivated than ever to excel in my courses. Typically, I hold myself up to the average standard in my classes. I wish to take more initiative in my endeavors, but am somewhat unwilling to put in both the time and attention.
Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy is a book for crammed professionals to help others stop procrastinating and get stuff done. I chose the book because throughout my collegiate career I have been used to procrastinating, getting things done at the last minute, during high stress situation. I hoped to learn the best ways to manage my time, my priorities, and my personal life. Tracy’s first tip is to “Set the Table”, his idea is to preplan your goals by laying them out before you begin the project. He also explains that it is important to set deadlines, prioritize tasks, and begin to work on your goals.
Helping the people around me has definitely always been one of my top priorities because I have always been taught to take time out of each day to give to others. I believe that self-discipline is one of the biggest keys to success in college because college is a time when a person starts finding who they are. In high school, I have always made time to study and work and I believe that the limits that I have set for myself have prepared me for the rigors of
Although college is challenging I am going to succeed by using advice from experts developing strategies and setting goals for myself. Because I am a TNCC Student. I know that college will be a challenge for me. One challenge that I am facing is not having a job. As a returning college student it’s a challenge for me because I'm looking for a part time job is not easy at all it's really difficult right now.
He goes on to note that this personality type is lead to “pursue the theoretical and accomplish most goals by which academic achievement is measured” (Kroeger, 2002). This is also true for my life as I find myself always looking for new ways to study and learn, seeking more education. The last break I took from attending school was spent exploring what other avenues of education were open to me and the possibilities of branching out into other areas of study. The intuitive part of my personality holds well in my vocation as well, as pastor and counselor, working with people who are hurting that may not even know why they are where they are.
Starting the success program, I met great people who are going to take every step with us making sure we do our best. To be apart of the program, means i have done something good to deserve this opportunity , it also gives me a head start. Learning what it would be like to be a college student is a very big step, but not only does it keep my mind at ease knowing that everyone is there to help, it also means growing up and finding out what it is I want to do at Washburn
I was not confident in my writing before, but now I am. Professor Karl taught me ways to incorporate new techniques into my writing, as well as following the proper rules required by the University. Furthermore, the textbook was a life saver, it reminded me of small details that I learned back in high school that are quite important when writing a paper. Subsequently, I will continue to practice my writing and incorporate everything that I learned throughout this course in the future. Learning never stops and I’m always open to learning new techniques that will help me become a better writer.
Time management has been one of the most substantial hurdles of my scholastic and professional career. Many of us waste our time on things that are neither important nor necessary, instead of using that time for something of that is meaningful. To capitalize on the use of time management strategies and reach my Doctoral Business Administration (DBA) program goals. I will execute two specific time management strategies, for example, accessing and planning a weekly schedule while adjusting my daily schedule. Time management will help me maximize the use of my time and reach my ultimate DBA goals of completing each assignment.
I was able to increase the benefit of task management but still struggled to maintain the efficiency that comes along with that due to losing a case manager and taking on the entire case load myself. Understanding different perspectives has always come easy to me, however, learning to quite myself when my integrity is challenged because of someone else’s perspective was a definite challenge to me. I felt that the objective of learning what effective leadership can accomplish was the one that was successful. After shadowing Barb, I learned effective communication techniques, how to inspire the staff with vision and drive and how to have integrity in the midst of turmoil. Applying this practicum to becoming a baccalaureate-prepared nurse will come in time.
The ongoing process of striking a balance between one’s work and demands of life, including marital status have become a challenge for most professionals. So, in the spirit of being part of the solution, I took some time to compile some of the fundamental lessons I’ve learned to date as well as the best of the advice I’ve gotten from experts. These lessons are not rules or absolutes they’re a snapshot of what’s worked for me so far and food for thought. However, the two op-ed pieces by David Brooks and the Young Money chapters caution us to the value in maintaining a work and life balance.
I take full responsibility for the grades that I earned early on. I simply was not mature enough and I failed to realize the effort it would take to be successful in college. The knowledge I have gained from my involvement with the school has been beneficial in my academic and personal maturity. I have learned from my immaturity, and I know I am ready to be successful as a
I have struggled with this since coming into higher education and trying to prioritize my life to where there is a balance. The every first step to my action plan is to get organized and carry a planner, create schedules, and make to-do lists. I should benefit this by being able to visually see how much time is actually being spent producing results and how much time is being wasted on unproductive actions. When creating my to-do
By planning out my time more effectively it may enable me to find additional time to work on assignments so then I can realize my goals and start improving my character. Additionally, planning more effectively will help me with my mental bandwidth. The following quotation sums up how I feel about my mental bandwidth, “When this happens there is an obvious mismatch between your available capacity and the demand on that capacity” (Haylock).