Yesterday, I realized that my time management skills are terrible. And when I say terrible, I mean hideously, ridiculously, inexplicably awful. I’m serious. In an effort to be completely, honest with you, the student body, I am willing to tell you that today I opened my Biology 101 textbook for the first time. I literally had not taken the plastic wrapper off of the book until 11 am this morning; and we are in week 7 mind you.
Now, I realize that this is nothing to be proud of (and let me tell you, I am sooooooo not proud of that) but up until today I really have not had a need to open the book….my biology professor is fantastic, and I have been able to keep up with her lectures and my notes.
However, that is simply not enough.
If you are like me, then you have goals and dreams for yourself that are at least 10 miles high. In order to achieve these goals, it is important to take school work, class time, and participation seriously. Let’s be serious for a minute. Every college student on this planet procrastinates. I don’t care if that was an extremely broad generalization, it’s true. Whether you are a freshman or this is your last semester at GCC, we have all had that thought in our minds of, “well… I don’t really feel like doing this now…I’ll just do it the night before.” Or maybe for you it was doing it tomorrow, or the next day, or this weekend, or the weekend after that. All-nighters are part of the college experience right? Heck, before I was a college student the thought of staying up late with a bottomless cup of coffee and a group of friends, all working on a project sounded like fun. Might as well take advantage of the free time, right?
Papers and projects completed at the last minute are prone to mistakes, and often recieve bad grades for which we as college kids rationalize in our brains. Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’ll accept the C… I didn’t have enough time to work on it any way…just as long as I didn’t get an F.” Wrong attitude!!!!!
We college kids need to strive for excellence in everything that we do!! If you want to achieve your dream, no matter what it is, make today count. Do your homework! Do your reading! Email your professor back!! If you do not take advantage of the oportunities you have now, you will most certainly regret it later in life.
Make your dreams your reality, guys 🙂
Until next time,
P.S. this post is for me just as much as it is for you. Let’s turn over a new leaf together!