Always do your best even when you think no one is watching . Don;t measure yourself against others. Stand out, ask questions and always look for feedback to improve.
Ask a lot of questions and have lots of long term relationships with mentors. Make SMART goals (Google “SMART goals”). You need a plan based on a timeline that works for you. Be resourceful and ask for help. Let me know if you have any questions or need help drafting SMART goals for your coming year in college.
Ask yourself what are 2-3 things you want to have to be successful? Do not pick a path because of money or no motivation as it will be short term and not long term success. Find 2-3 Career Paths from researching, volunteering/interning, interviewing people in the field and students studying to be in the field, look at where you would want to work at such as another city, state, country and etc.
Always work hard and using this platform allows you to gain more knowledge from the field as you will reach your goals.
Be happy with whatever employment choice you pick. It is important to strive to be the best but happiness is the biggest success of all. I used to allow work and dedication to my work drive my lifestyle. Now I have a better work/life balance and view this to be true success.
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