Finding Success in College Essay

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Introduction
John Wooden once said “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” (Wooden). With these words of wisdom, I want to complete college successfully the first time. In order to achieve this victory I must self-motivate through goal setting and positive self-talk, I have to develop relationships, and self-manage.
Goals of being a successful student Aspirations help you look past the right now and help you picture yourself in the future. They help you to not only have a dream, but be able to envision it as well. Without making goals, one is deciding to stare at the ground rather than the beauty of the world. Dreams give you hope of a future. It is important to set short term achievements that help
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My ambition is to begin at least one friendship in every class that I attend. It is not enough to just set a goal though.
In order to accomplish the goals that I stated above I have to self-manage constantly. As a student in higher education my mom does not check to confirm that I get my homework done. My friends are not going to text me the night before a test to ensure that I studied for it. Honestly they might do it occasionally, but it is my responsibility to keep track of those things. I have to keep a constant to do list and cross things off as I get them done. I have the intention of keeping my test dates and major papers on my monthly calendar as suggested by Downing (2014). What happens next though?
Beyond College My dreams cannot suddenly run out just because I graduated from my University. I have to keep my head up looking for the next opportunity. Like many other students, I have to take out loans to go to school. After I graduate however I target paying off those loans by the ten year mark after graduation. After I graduate college, I want to get a job within 6 months. I want to get married within 5 years after graduation. I want to buy a nice house following that in the country on at least an acre

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