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Like other life endeavors, we hope that you are coming to N.C. A&T with hopes of gaining success and prosperity. If not, you should probably skip this article. If you’re planning on making the most of your time in Aggieland, stay tuned. One of the most important things to remember is that in college, you are truly capable of doing anything. Here are 7 principles I’ve learned throughout my time in college that I feel may help you in yours.

1. Learn to manage your time

It may seem cliché but it’s true… time is money. The way you spend your time determines your personal levels of stress and anxiety. It determines how much free time you have, and how well you can multitask. If you develop the habit now to complete tasks correctly and swiftly, then you will be able to have more control of your life and reap more success further down the road.

2.Step outside your comfort zone

We grow most when we are put in situations that are foreign and uncomfortable. It’s during the times where we are brave enough to dare ourselves to try something new, that we grow and learn the most. If you’re shy, try to talk to people. If you’re afraid of heights, hike up a hill. The last thing you want to do is get to your senior year and wonder “what if?”

3. Be true to yourself

The days of trying to fit in are over. One of the best things about college life, is that being yourself is far more appreciated than trying to conform. College is the time where you can get a true sense of who you are and a clear vision of who you want to be. Everyone is trying to figure themselves out. You’ll learn that your interests and passions may change during that process- – and that’s okay!

4. Learn to Set Your Priorities College is fun, but it’s also a full time job. Just as you wouldn’t put anything before your financial stability, don’t let anything get in the way of your school work. It may just feel like class now, but your time here is preparing you for the work you desire to do after graduation. The habits you form in undergrad can very well follow you into your professional life.

5. Surround Yourself with Like Minded People

The people who you surround yourself with shape your reality. From their conversations, to their basic interests, your friends have the power to shape your awareness. It is great for the interests within a group to be diverse, however, the way of thinking should be the same. If you are a person who is career driven and focused on building a bright future, but find yourself with friends who aren’t motivated by the same values, you may be in the wrong group.

6. Define Your Own Self Worth

You have to know why you are important, not just to other people, but to yourself. People put their worth in superficial things that have nothing to do with who they are. Your clothes, job, hair, income, etc. do not define you. It’s up to you to figure out what does.

7. Gain As Much Knowledge As Possible

The key to freedom in nearly every aspect in life is knowledge. Read as much as possible, learn about as many things as you can. You never know where tidbits of information can take you. An ancient saying quotes that everything you need to know is hidden in a book. If you are wise, during your time here, you will try to figure out what has been hidden from you.

– Email Jessica @ [email protected]aggies.ncat.edu

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