College is a big investment of time, commitment, and money. It is critical that you know what you want in an education and why you want the education before making such a big commitment.
The path of progress is seldom perfectly smooth and easy, at least not for everyone all the time. We all go through the same stuff differently.
Fear is fueled by fear of change and fear of rejection–what other people will think of you. The only way to overcome our fears is by taking action.
Even though you may find yourself distracted by something, whether it be an upcoming event, a problem at work, or whatever, establishing good habits will help to ensure that you do more than just go through the motions.
Preparing ourselves for future opportunities includes setbacks and the inevitable learning from mistakes. It will take grit to finish what we’ve started and reach our dreams in the future.