Inspirations and end of year plans…

  Helen Keller    “Be of good cheer.  Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow.  You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.  Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.” -Helen Keller

I saw the above quote on Upworthy page where the mom has photographed her daughter dressed up as historical, female characters. Kudos to that mom, and all the other moms(and dads..) out there who really put time and thought into instilling character building in their children.

I thought the above was really encouraging to me because it acknowledges that achieving goals is usually difficult, and that good effort is not lost, even though it sometimes seems like it hasn’t made a difference, if it has ‘failed”.

Success takes planning, vision and clear-cut goals. I really lack all three most of the time, but I am trying to improve. My lovely boyfriend is overseas during the holidays (he just left today), so I am going to plan to get a real kick in the two courses I am doing. Not a kick-start, because I have already done about half, and its not quite a run to the finish-line. I know I can’t get quite that far in the nearly 3 weeks he will be away. I hope to be complete 6 more Chemistry labs, (plus finish the write-up for the one I’m on), Study for the re-take of the Chem midterm, and the Stats midterm, complete and hand in all stats assignments up to the midterm point. I will also plan which courses I will take after these two, and that will give me the boost of encouragement that these really are only short term, I won’t be this miserable forever (I really don’t like feeling like a failure).

So this is the gist of my plan. Tomorrow is my day off; I will get a good chunk done tomorrow. Now, by a good chunk, I mean that I will 1. plan in detail how the next three weeks will go. Realistically                                                                                                                    2. finish my chem assignment #2                                                                                                                                                                  3. start  Lab B1                                                                                                                                                                                              4. continue Stats assignment

 

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