Hot Tips For Succeeding in College

High school graduation is behind you. You may not be twenty one years old but you're not a baby either. Hopefully you're doing your own laundry and paying for your own gas. but maybe not... At any rate, adulthood is staring you in the face and you can either break and run or buck up, step up to the plate, and assume a somewhat adult role. No one is asking you to become your parents. It won't be so bad. There's really a lot to look forward to....really!

Whether you're planning to attend a college, major university, community college, technical school or a business school, you will have some decisions to make. First, do you want to succeed or fail? Make up your mind right here and now because now is the time. Some people waste a lot of time and money trying to decide what they want to be when they grow up. It's OK not to be certain what your major will be yet. It's not OK to take it so lightly that you don't make the most of your time right now.

If you have chosen a full load of classes, you have to have some fire under you. You can't say to yourself, "I'm kind of tired today so I'm going to skip my morning class." You can't say, "I know I have a paper due on Friday but it's only Tuesday." You can't say. "I think I'll stay home today because Aunt Gertrude is coming from Montana." If you're tired, drink a Diet Coke. If your paper is due on Friday, it should be just about done by now. And tell your mother to go to the airport for her sister, because you have school today!!!

Are you starting to catch the vision of how serious this school business is? It must take priority in your life because you want to be somebody some day. You want to feel good about your accomplishments. You want to be an example of success and achievement. The only way that can happen is if you develop good habits today.