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STUDENT SUCCESS Map for College Freshmen by Mind Map: STUDENT SUCCESS Map 
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STUDENT SUCCESS Map for College Freshmen

1. Accept personal responsibility for your learning and success

Don't be a zombie; take control of your life

Being in control of your life is liberating and empowering

Everything is possible, just make it so

College is a new beginning

Fresh start

New challenges

New opportunities

Stop blaming others

You are responsible for your decisions

You are responsible for your learning

You are responsible for your success

Responsibility doesn't mean that you don't make mistakes; it means that you accept consequences for them

Shortcuts will get you nowhere fast

Take charge now and keep it up

Success doesn't happen overnight

Make responsibility part of your everyday life

2. Re-examine everything

Great opportunity for a fresh start

Same old you or improved you?

What's working?

What's not working?

Don't self-judge

Always be comfortable with who you are

Evaluate actions, not self

Mindset

Do you believe in yourself?

What do you find interesting?

What do you want out of college?

What do you want out of life?

Skills

What are your strengths?

What are your weaknesses?

How are you managing your time?

Who are your friends?

How are you learning?

How effective (grades)?

How efficient (time)?

Are you just studying or actually learning?

Who's in your personal learning network?

3. Set goals and pursue them

Begin with the end

Future goals drive what you do today

Take at least one small step everyday

Be proactive

Things won't come to you; you have to go get them

Actively pursue your goals

Measure progress toward goals

Where you were

Where you are

Finish what you start

Be conscientious

Do a good job

Don't give up

Update goals over time as priorities and resources change

Let goals evolve

Don't let unattainable goals hold you from larger goals

4. Commit to lifelong learning & growth

Never stop learning

Challenge yourself

Try new problems

Ask questions

Ask for help

Continuously improve

With each task, focus on improving performance

Get feedback on performance

Get into it to make it fun

Keep a balance

Personal

School and work

Family

Do your best

Take calculated risks

Deal with problems quickly and effectively

Learn from mistakes

Give back to others

Share what you've learned

Respect others

5. Discover and follow your passion

What do you want to do after you graduate?

You can't be doing million things

Pick one or two and become the best

Find your passion

Who are you?

Why are you doing what you're doing?

What are your dreams?

What is your purpose?

What do you do best?

What gets you excited?

What gets you energized?

Follow your passion

Enjoy life

Have fun

Bottom Line

Your success depends on your acceptance of your personal responsibility for your learning and success

Ignore it at your own peril

Embrace to discover a new and exciting direction in your life

Info

Toni Krasnic, author of Concise Learning

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http://conciselearning.tumblr.com

Cartoons by Ron Leishman

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