The College Logic Series: What’s So Special? (Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of What’s so Special Part 2 in The College Logic Series. If you haven’t read the Intro or Part 1 click the highlighted.  I hope the information provided will help you journey to pursue or finish college. This is 2/3 of this portion of The college Logic Series. Enjoy!

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College is the practice before the real world

  • College is like SIMS the video game but in real life. You’re balancing these obligations of being a full-time student, having a job to paying bills, organization affiliations, maintaining a social life, and keeping your personal life intact. Without the proper balance and discipline, this practice may send you home. DON’T FEEL DISCOURAGED THOUGH, it is called practice for a reason. You practice for the purpose of performing your best in the real situation. This practice will not happen if you stay in your room or away from the given situation, it takes initiative in whatever area you want to excel in.
  • As my practice, I am focusing on developing my professional and leadership skills. I chose those because I aspire to be a leader that positively impacts others lives and I do not want to miss great career opportunities in the future for a simple mistake like having poor time management skills. There is a lot of trial and error involved in this process. Going through this process so far I have realized I have a lot to learn about myself, and how the world works. Evolving my public speaking abilities, learning about organizational operations, and maintaining a work-life balance is my current work in progress. I am not trying to be “okay” in these areas. I want to do my best, and in order to do so, it takes practice and preparation. Additionally, I have received opportunities like internships where I implemented these skills. I evaluate my development progress based on feedback from others, and my success in given situations. Click here if you want to learn more about the 5 professional skills every King should develop.

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  • College is a place where you can start to become the best version of yourself. If I stayed home, I would have felt stagnant, and no level of challenge in order to develop myself.  I feel as though there is a slight friendly competition going on. Everybody is trying to be the best for a job, organization, committee, event, class, etc. Where in order to be such there is a necessity to focus on yourself and create who you are destined to be.
  • I really tapped into my personal values, and what I want out of life. Doing community service, creating a blog, wholeheartedly representing an organization like BMI, declaring my major as Non-Profit studies were all significant steps into molding myself into who I envision myself being. In college, you have a creative space where possibilities are almost endless as far as creating a business, service, or content. You have the student population for audience or customers, support from peers, and networking opportunity to push your vision forward. I put a microscope on my life journey since I came to school, and the journey doesn’t end here. I have set goals for myself for the first time. When I look back and see how far I have come, I turn back around and keep going forward with confidence.

Thank you for indulging in this portion of the series. College is the great place for creating yourself and preparing for what life has in store for you is important. Nobody is waiting for you. It’s best if you take the initiative and find your purpose, talents, and perfect your skills. After that, your life purpose will fall into place. Stay tuned as the 3/3 of “What’s so Special” will be posted soon.

 

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