Yes, life is and can be tough, no one said it was easy. Like the saying goes:
“If your ride through life is not as smooth as you would like it to be, blaming the road may not be the answer”.
The same principle applies here. We are aware that we live in a volatile, ambiguous, uncertain, and complex world. We are also aware that new societal and technological trends will only make it more so.
The key is to not depend on the external world but to home in and master what you’re naturally good at. Knowing your strengths, values, personality traits will create opportunities and that’s where you start.
Academic MASTERY is a MINDSET and a set of PRINCIPLED BEHAVIORS.
It is a process that can be mastered if you put your MIND into MATTER.
It’s about DISCIPLINE, SELF ORGANIZATION, and PRIORITIZATION.
It’s about CULTIVATING a GROWTH MINDSET and DEVELOPING NEW SKILLS to get AHEAD.
It’s not only about working HARD, but also about working SMART.
Sounds easy but HARD to put into practice. I AGREE WHOLEHEARTEDLY!
The sheer volume of subjects to be studied within a limited time can be STRESSFUL. Especially, when each subject requires DEEP KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING. It can also be OVERWHELMING to rely on MEMORIZATION when there is so much to LEARN.
The room for dissonance can easily have you DOUBTING YOURSELF and your ABILITIES, whilst comparing yourself to your PEERS. This is not healthy as it can spiral into PROCRASTINATION and further affect your SELF ESTEEM and CONFIDENCE.
So how do you go about managing the transition process from academia to the work setting? How do you learn effectively? maintain peer relations and stay on top of the exam game?
– GETTING RID OF DISTRACTIONS?
– EXPECTING TO build and maintain FOCUS and CONCENTRATION
– JUGGLING MULTIPLE ROLES?
Well, we start with the single most important person YOU!