Much of who you are on a day-to-day basis comes from your mindset. Your mindset is the view you have of your qualities and characteristics – where they come from and whether they can change. These following two mindsets represent the extreme ends on either side of a spectrum.
A fixed mindset comes from the belief that your qualities are carved in stone – who you are is who you are, period. Characteristics such as intelligence, personality, and creativity are fixed traits, rather than something that can be developed. A growth mindset comes from the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through effort. Yes, people differ greatly – in aptitude, talents, interests, or temperaments – but everyone can change and grow through application and experience.
Understanding how Mindset impacts your experience in College is a key to your success. Learn more, including tips for reframing your Mindset, here.
It’s very possible to be somewhere in the middle, and to lean a certain way in one area of life, and a different way in other areas. Your views may be different for artistic talent, intelligence, personality, or creativity. Whatever mindset you have in a particular area will guide you in that area.
Effective Time Management
You’ve heard how important time management is, especially in College. But why? Many students have shared how quickly they had to learn the hard way, the importance of time management. While the freedom and independence college usually brings can be exciting, it also requires accountability. Good time management skills help students prioritize tasks and responsibilities, so they are able to prepare for and complete assignments on time, prepare well for tests and exams and juggle the additional responsibilities outside the classroom.
Understanding how Time Management impacts your experience in College is a key to your success. Learn more, including tips for effective time management, here.
If effective time management is the goal, procrastination may be your single greatest enemy. Getting started when it’s time to start takes self-discipline and self-control. Understanding how Procrastination impacts your experience in College is a key to your success. Learn more, including tips to combat Procrastination, here.