Preparing, planning and staying organized

February 16, 2010
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When tackling any major task, those who do it successfully will tell you that you need to prepare, plan and organize yourself. These three items I believe can be applied to any life event, such as planning for:

  • An open house for a high school graduation
  • Your big wedding day
  • The welcoming of a new child into a family
  • A family vacation
  • Earning a degree

All of these events require you to think ahead. What is my main focus and goal? What kind of obstacles might I have to be ready for? How will I handle these issues should they arise? How am I going to make this happen? Who is here to help me?

Even in the pursuit of higher education, these ideas and question should be evaluated each semester. Many of you know that it is not easy to go back. But you have a goal. You may have obstacles, but in the end you have kept yourself organized, knowing what the goal is and what you are going to do to keep yourself moving forward.

If you haven’t done so already, make it a priority to sit down and talk with your advisor about where you want to go, how you plan to get there, and ask for their support. We enjoy working with our students and seeing them earn their academic goals!

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