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My Personal Success Strategies

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Being in my Personal Development class there has been many success strategies from our On Course textbook. These strategies will be carried on in my life as a guide to my very own personal philosophy of success. After careful consideration the four most appropriate On Course success strategies that will be best of use to achieve success will be to discover self-motivation, master self-management, adopt lifelong learning, and accept personal responsibility. Success is everything you make it out to be, it is accomplishments of your own set of goals and dreams you wish to achieve.
One of the three most appropriate On Course success strategies that will be best of use to achieve success for me in years to come is discover self-motivation. Defined by Downing as, “finding purpose in their lives by discovering personally meaningful goals and dreams” (296). Being able to use this strategy will be the key to my future success. Having motivation to do all the work given to me from my classes will keep me at a good grade. Passing my classes is what I need to do to reach my goal. I cannot do this without the fuel given to me by my motivation to finish to hard work and reach my destiny. Without my motivation there will be no desire to finish and accomplish what is really important and meaningful in life, and that is not what I want. A good example I keep in my mind to never repeat is senior year and the lack of motivation I had to finish up my last year. I ended with two C’s and that is very disappointing for me. Keeping this in mind will allow me to not lose motivation and keep thinking of the positive outcome because motivation is everything! Good concept to remembering motivation quoted by Downing, “…one formula explains much a...

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...tivation, master self-management, adopt lifelong learning, and accept personal responsibility as my own. Keeping these all in my mind to will be guaranteed a bright future. Putting my mind to it will help motivate me on my journey to success. Knowing motivation will help me have the energy to overcome the obstacles of life, being organized and knowing what I have to do to succeed, finding the positive in every situation to gain wisdom for the future, and openly understand that it is only my responsibility to take care of my success and nobody else’s. Doing all four of these strategies through my voyage will give me the assurance that my mind needs to get through it. Being positively sure that I will and can get through this.

Works Cited

Downing, Skip. On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life. Boston, MA: Wadsworth, 2014. Print.
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