Opportunities to succeed takes more effort than you think. Success requires you to consistently prioritize your entire life, and overall plan for your future.
“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe” - Eric Thomas
With school work as your number one priority as a student, multiple students feel they don't have time to fit other activities into their schedule. I had to prioritize my entire school year by completing scholarships for school as well as study abroad opportunities over the entirety of winter break.
Yes, even winter break!
I plan to live for many more holidays but opportunities for funding in higher education are limited. We have two, almost three weeks of winter break. If I want to achieve certain goals like having college paid for as well as other opportunities, I must be ready to work!
I enjoy time with my family on New Year's and Christmas Day but 16 out of the 21 days of break I’m preparing for my future! The early bird catches the worm and I don’t want to be a minute late. After the break, I have less time on my hands due to the beginning of a new semester. I encourage students to relax on scholarships when the semester begins. Remember, school is still our number one priority and we can not get side tracked.
That doesn’t mean we need to give up on working on scholarships altogether, weekends are still available. Yup, you may have to give up some of your partying or relaxation on the weekends to apply and prepare for future opportunities. Applying and receiving scholarships requires sacrifice and dedication. Whether you want to complete scholarships or just organize your life, you’ll need to cut some of the extra activities out of your regimen. Having a well balanced routine is important! But often times, students forget to utilize valuable time throughout the semester. Ultimately, we need to position ourselves to take advantage of the funding, resources, and opportunities available to us.