As you prepare for the fall semester, think through your passions, your priorities and your gifts. By knowing what is important to you, you will be able to determine whether opportunities that come your way fit with where you want to go.
Your passions include those things that intrinsically motivate you: issues, causes, interests, activities – those things you dream about. These could include athletics, inventing something, starting a business, research, a spiritual pursuit, teaching, having a heart for a particular age group, helping people, a love for animals, politics, nature – the choices are endless.
Next your priorities – what’s important to you in the vocational, physical, social, scholastic, financial, mental, spiritual, and life skills areas of your life. Make measurable goals in each area.
What are your gifts? In what areas do you excel? Make sure you get a chance to use these gifts.
Use these three filters to guide your choices as you manage your time and you will stay on track to do what you really want to do! For a more extensive treatment of the above plus scheduling your time, see Three Steps to Time Management for the College Student, a part of the 1-2-3…Get Organized Series at www.1-2-3GetOrganized.Com.
Time Management Expert, Campus Calm