Hello Cards Fans!
When I started college, I really struggled to adapt to all of the changes that came with my new home. However, as each week passes, I grow as both a student and a person. At the midway point of my first college semester, I think it’s safe to say that I have settled in. But I didn’t get to this point without having to overcome a few obstacles that stood in my way of being successful. Lucky for me, my grandfather taught me at a young age that being successful only requires three things; Attitude, Confidence, and Effort. As much as I hate to admit it, my Grandpa knew exactly what he was talking about. But what kind of person would I be, if I didn’t share this advice with others. So here it goes, Success in 3 Steps.
Step 1: Adjust you Attitude. You have to have a positive attitude about what you are trying to accomplish. If all you do is focus on all the negatives of something, then you are just creating more obstacles for yourself. If biology is your least favorite subject, and all you do is focus on how terrible it is going to be to read a chapter of your bio book, then you are never going to truly learn what the chapter is teaching you. Instead, you should think about all the ways that reading the chapter will benefit you. Find something positive about biology and go with it. You have to have a positive attitude if you want to move in the direction of success.
Step 2: Be Confident. If you don’t believe that you are capable of success, then how will you ever be successful. If you focus on your chances of failing, then you are only that much closer to failure. So what.. that bio isn’t your best subject, that doesn’t mean that you can’t get a great grade on the exam. But if you’ve already convinced yourself that you’re going to fail, then you don’t stand a chance at getting an A. If you believe that you are capable of something, and you do everything that you can to guide yourself to success then you have a much better chance at succeeding than the person that doesn’t believe they have the potential.
Last, but not least….
Step 3: Put in the Effort. It sounds like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised. It really is easy to procrastinate until the last second, or skip a night of studying. But unfortunately for all of us college students, having a good attitude and being confident does you no good if you aren’t working hard also. You have to prepare yourself to be successful. Olympic athletes don’t just wake up and decide to win a gold medal, they put in the time and train. You have to train your brain to learn the information that you need to know. Michael Phelps could have had all the confidence in the world that he could win multiple gold records, and he could have been nothing but positive, but if he hadn’t of trained he still never would have reached his goal, and he would have gone home medal-less.
If you want the gold, you have to have each piece of the puzzle. You have to think positively, you have to believe that you can, and you have to put the time and effort in to accomplish it. ANYONE has the potential to be successful at ANYTHING, you just have to be willing to do what it takes to get there.
Have a wonderful week!
& one last thing, GO CARDS!