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“You can if you want to”

What do you think is a key ingredient of your success as a student now and in the future?

Of course this answer will have many

important layers to it and your valuable experience which informs your views too.

Keep them, treasure them and bring them to that question repeatedly. As you do, sprinkle a little or a lot of the below ingredient too.


Nuff said.

Check this.

"Self-discipline is a key to many doors. Not least of which is one that leads to a better, stronger, and healthier version of yourself." - (Arnold Lazarus "I can if I want to")

Here are some tips from the book that you as a future graduate could apply:

  1. Set specific and realistic goals: "Be sure to set specific goals, ones that you can realistically achieve. This will help you stay motivated and focused on what you want to accomplish." As a university student, you could set goals such as earning a certain GPA, completing a degree on time, or securing an internship.

  2. Take action: "Remember, nothing will change if you don't take action. Once you have set your goals, it's up to you to take the steps necessary to achieve them." As a university student, this could mean attending class regularly, studying consistently, and seeking help when needed.

  3. Stay positive: "Believe in yourself and your abilities. Positive thinking can go a long way in helping you achieve your goals." As a university student, you could cultivate a positive attitude by focusing on your strengths, seeking support from friends and family, and practicing gratitude.

  4. Be resilient: "Remember that setbacks and failures are a natural part of the process. Don't let them discourage you or make you give up on your goals." As a university student, you could develop resilience by learning from your mistakes, seeking feedback, and bouncing back from disappointments.

  5. Manage your time effectively: "Time management is key to achieving your goals. Make a schedule and stick to it, prioritize your tasks, and eliminate distractions." As a university student, you could use a planner to organize your schedule, break down larger tasks into smaller ones, and limit time spent on social media and other distractions.

Which of these would you like to dive into more

You can if you want to.

With Arete,


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