I have, for the first time ever, kept the New Year’s resolution I made. You can too.
If you’re one of those mythical unicorns who makes resolutions every year and keeps them, just stop reading. This isn’t for you. [But email me, ok? Because I’ve never met anyone like you.]
But if you’re like pre-2016 me and make resolutions you never keep or quit making them altogether because you know you won’t keep them, then I’m talking to you.
The Problem with Most Resolutions
Most resolutions fall into one of two categories.
- The Habit.
- The Virtue.
And resolutions in these two categories do not work for me and probably not for you, if you’re still reading. So let’s break down why. Continue reading
(Ok, that’s a little tongue in cheek. But I’ve never seen one of these lists from a university.)
College takes a long time. Most bachelor’s degrees run 4-5 years, and if you want a master’s or doctorate, plan for 6-10 years. That’s a huge chunk of time. (I realize there are shorter degrees and special programs, but these are fairly normal numbers.) In that time, a college student is likely not settled into a permanent dwelling (most live in dorms or shared apartments), probably isn’t working a career job, and may have relationships on hold (depending on distance, money, and the possibility of distraction from studies.) Of course, I am generalizing here, but bear with me.
What are the benefits of finishing early?