Essay on Causes of Failure in College
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Failing To Have Long Term Goals
Can someone fail in being successful in college because they just do not know what they want to do in life? Dr. Pitcher believes being unclear about one’s long term goals is a common failure of students: One of the signs of maturity is the ability to delay immediate pleasure and look at long-range goals. These goals do not have to be specifically defined, but they must be one’s own. A student must have a sense of working toward a goal or reward that he or she really wants, whether it is the pleasure of a good grade, a still undefined career, or status and security. College work is likely to seem grim, difficult and even meaningless if it is not related to personal goals and objectives. (Pitcher, 2012, par. 4)
Pitcher is correct, to be really successful you must be clear about what your long-range goals are, you must set a plan and not limit it to just graduating, but what are you going to do with the degree once you are finished. Be clear in your long term goals and create a road map to success; know that you have to make sacrifices to reach those goals.