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Monday, December 10, 2007
One of the reasons we decided to come to college in the first place is because we wanted to work towards a career that will allow us the freedoms and lifestyle that we want for ourselves. Whether your hopes and dreams include someone else or not you should always remember then and try to think of them when times get hard in your college life. Your dreams, no matter how big or small, will drive you to succeed as a college student. Some people wish to have the freedom to travel, some wish to by nice cars, and yet others wish to land the job of their dreams. Dreaming of obtaining all of these things is thinking big, but definitely not too big.

You should never limit your dreams or goals for success because this will limit your ability to produce and perform at your maximum achievable level. For example, Thomas Edison set out to do what everyone before him had failed to do. His dream was to produce a device that could convert e
lectricity to ambient light(light bulb) and to mass produce them for use in every household in American. Edison achieve his dreams within 2 year time, when others before took nearly 40 years of experimenting and calculating to fail.
With the right determination in life anyone can achieve anything that they want to. Surrounding yourself with winners is so important to achieving your dreams. If you surround yourself with negative influences throughout your college life then you will not succeed to your maximum ability and will only be wasting your time, as well as your professor's time. Learn to love what you do and give you best at it each and everyday. It is your life and you can make it anything you want.

College life can get hard at times, especially at the end of the semester. When the work starts to pile on, the projects seem to become never ending, and finals seem near impossible just remember your dreams. Think of that dream car that you've always wanted and how great it would be to drive it to work someday. Better yet, think of that exact moment, when it's clear that all your hard work has paid off and your heart pounds as the salesman finally places the keys in your hand.

How great would it feel to dr
ive that car for the first time? It would probably be an amazing feeling, but might not be as great as walking through the doors of your dream job everyday and remembering exactly how hard it was to get there. That dream job can very well be a reality, but you have to want it. You have to want it so bad that you are willing to do anything for it; even if that means staying up all night to finish a homework assignment, or giving all of your free time to making a project the best it can possibly be before turning it in.

Remember your dream job when you're so swamped with work that you feel you'll never finish or when you're the last one studying in the library before finals. Think of the job that you want when you graduate and remember that your efforts today will make the difference tomorrow. If you give it all you've got each and every day in college your dreams WILL come true. Don't just dream about it.....DO IT! That's what your college life is meant for. Making the difference today will mean living your dreams tomorrow.

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posted by Shawn @ SMB College Life @ 9:29 PM  
  • At December 21, 2007 at 4:17 PM, Blogger Lisa McGlaun said…

    I'm past this point in my life. If I could go back I'd choose my major more wisely. I dreamed of a job but come to find out it was not the job that suited me at all.

    I agree that you should work hard, keep your eye on the prize and do everything you can to reach it. Even if your goal changes the skills you learned along the way will serve you well.


  • At December 23, 2007 at 1:04 PM, Blogger Owner of said…

    Thanks Lisa! I'm sorry to hear about the degree choice, but I'm sure has happened to many people in life. How do you know or choose what you would like to do for the REST of your life? Usually you try to find things that have interested you though your childhood and high school days, but interests can change very quickly. The people who work for many years and love what they do are VERY lucky!

    I know you say "if you could go back" and I'm sure you know that it's never too late to go back. You might not be able to go all out and spend another 4 years completely focusing on college but you may be able to take internet classes or maybe even part time classes at a local university. I have a few friends who are adult learners who've went through the same thing. According to them it is much easier to receive government funding, scholarships, and grants to pay for their college education than it is for young students fresh out of high school:)

    I'm currently helping a close friend who recently became a father and works two jobs to support his family but told me that he would like to go back to college. Together we will probably find him a solution for funding and pick a schedule that works for his life. I also agreed to tutor him in math...haha.

    Anyway, I hope this helps, and am glad that you visited my site.

    Thanks for using SMB College Life!

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