Not too Cool for School

Posted on 03 September 2015 by admin

The best things come to those who go out and get them

By: Dalila Kahvedzic
Editor-in-Chief

Dalila The best things come to those who wait? False. The best things come to those who go out and get them. Life is a matter of trial and error, and if we are afraid to make mistakes and learn from them, we might not ever learn as much as is needed.

Summer is gone and it is time to leap back into the school year. Sleeping in and waking up at two in the afternoon because of the previous night’s festivities is no longer an option. By that time most classes are already finished.

Want good grades? It takes dedication. Disappointed in the 65 percent you received on the last math test? Study harder. There is no point in complaining when not everything that could have been done to achieve a goal was completed.

Success does not come easy, and that is something that everyone has to be truthful and honest with themselves about. Are you doing everything in your power to achieve a goal, or are you slacking? Improvement must be provided by oneself.

Starting the school year off on a good note and keeping up with your work will make for good grades and a happier self. Being a college student, it is hard to follow-through with any type of diet or nutrition plan; it is much easier to go to McDonald’s and get something off of the dollar menu. So plan ahead. Pack up lunch and snacks for the upcoming week to just grab and go; nutrition bars, fruit snacks and whatever else sounds delightful in-between classes.

The ability to be great starts with a mindset. It is okay to make mistakes; it is okay to fail. Fail: first attempt in learning. End: effort never dies. No: next opportunity. Optimism and positivity is key, failing is not an option.

General education courses can be strenuous to sit through. Rewarding oneself is always an option – like picking up a cup of coffee because you did not hit the snooze button an extra time – but so is choosing a class that sounds somewhat interesting. If the mere thought of a class or topic bores you, do not sign up for it. Pick a career which you will enjoy waking up to every morning. Being happy with a job is much better than making more money while being unhappy. Money is not happiness, even if crying in a ruby red Ferrari sounds more appealing than crying in a used sedan.

Being a college student, life does in no way, shape or form need to be all figured out. As long as you have a good idea of where you are going, even if it means getting up at seven in the morning for a general education course, you are in good shape.

Happily ever after is not just for the movies, so make yours a reality. Work hard and stay positive — it will pay off in the end!

 

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