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1

What is Procrastination and why is it a bad habit?

* It is putting off until tomorrow what you can do today.
* It is a destructive yet common habit that can lead to a host of unwanted problems.

2

What is perfectionism and why is it unhealthy?

* It is a compulsion to do things perfectly.
* Sometimes this can be a good thing, however it can also interfere with getting the job done in a timely manner.

3

Why is it important to have a Game Plan?

* It is the conscious act of planning your life, instead of just letting things happen.
* Having a game plan can help better prepare you for whatever goals you have set for yourself.

4

Name at least 5 rules for success in the classroom.

* Attend all classes.
* Arrive for class early.
* Have all necessary materials ready.
* Listen attentively to your instructor.
* Highlight important points.
* Take notes for later review.
* Pay close attention during summary and review sessions.
* When something is not clear, ask questions to gain a better understanding.

5

List at least 5 guidelines for success.

* Build self-esteem
* Visualize your success
* Build on your strengths
* Learn from your mistakes
* Define Success for yourself
* Practice your presentation skills
* Develop good networking skills
* Keep your personal life separate from your work.
* Keep your energy up.
* Respect others
* Stay productive

6

Why is Motivation and Self-Management important?

Motivation propels you to do something; Self-Management is a well-thought-out process to achieve what you want in the long term.

7

Why is it important to NOT be self-critical?

Criticism blocks the creative mind from exploring ideas and discovering solutions to challenges.

8

Why shouldn't you depend on others for motivation?

Inspiration may come from many sources, but tapping into your own creativity is the best way to manage your success.

9

List Where, When, and How can you establish good study habits.

WHERE:
* Establish a comfortable, quiet spot where you can study uninterrupted.
* Have everything you need before studying.

WHEN:
* Start by estimating how much study time you need.
* Study when you feel most energetic and motivated.
* Be creative and take advantage of any down time that is available.

HOW:
* Study sections of a chapter at a time, instead of all at once.
* Make note of key words and phrases.
* Test yourself on each section.
* Try audio recordings of your lessons.

10

What is a Mission Statement?

Established the values that an individual or institution lives and works by, as well as future goals.

11

What are Goal Settings?

It is the identification of long-term and short-term goals that help you decide what you want out of your life.