Contributed by Douglas Lee, Case Western Reserve (Class of 2016)
Most successful students share a couple common habits and tendencies. Top students know there are no short cuts to success and that you can always improve and take advantages of the opportunities that are presented. For those of us that aren’t geniuses, here are a couple tips that may help.
Top students are internally driven to succeed. What drives each one is different, be it a prestigious medical school acceptance, a dream job, or personal validation, find one that motivates you from inside and see how you can use it to channel your focus. Setting a goal to achieve and having a plan to follow to reach it may help you stay on track.
Like athletes, top students like winning and coming out on top. There is some thrill and satisfaction when you, for example, come out with the highest grade on a test. Aiming to come out on top may provide some extra motivation for you to succeed.
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