EFFORT

The use of physical or mental energy to do something; conscious exertion of power; hard work; a vigorous or determined attempt.

STRATEGY

The art of devising or employing plans toward a goal; a high level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty.

FOCUS

The action or power of concentrating one's attention or mental effort on a specific thing or activity; the quality of having clear visual definition.

RESILIENCE

The ability to overcome adversity and recover from misfortune or change; the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

Making Rational Decisions

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Blogger Tim Urban has a very unique way of explaining procrastination. On this TedTalk Urban describes, in a very fun way, the struggles of the rational-decision maker inside of all of us.

10 Tips for Academically Thriving in College

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College is all about many things — preparing you for a career, transitioning from teen to adult, and establishing a love for lifelong learning. College is an opportunity for you to take charge of the direction of your life. Here are 10 tips and strategies for not only surviving but thriving in college.

The power of positive self-talk

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Positive self talk is very important when it comes to your success in college. If you are always telling yourself that you won’t do well, eventually, you will start to believe that. Is your inner voice positive or negative? What thoughts dominate your mind when you sit down to study?

A good night’s sleep

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Sleep deprivation is a major problem among college students. A 2001 study revealed that 11% of college students have good sleep quality while 73% have sleep problems. This could lead to lower grades and even health problems. Why a good night sleep is so important?