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How do you get past the struggles in life to be successful?

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As a college student, there is always something that gets in your way. It could be making bad decisions, making wrong decisions, or just messing up. Sometimes it gets hard to get pass the struggles when there are problems hitting you from left and right that are always there to test you.

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June’s Answer

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Hi Bianca, I agree with Shadey in that we all tend to learn best by making mistakes. It's sad but true. Don't beat yourself up over wrong choices because everyone makes them. You have to look at your life as a long-term project and today's challenges are just blips on the timeline. Five years from now you won't even remember half of the things you're fixating on right now. I also agree about finding a support system. For me, it was a mentor at my job. She pushed me to go to college and was there to encourage me when I struggled. If you can find someone like that it can make all the difference. I have found the following quote helpful: "Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?" -- Dale Carnegie Keep your ultimate goal in sight and just keep pushing toward it. You will get there eventually. Best of luck to you.

Stephanie’s Answer

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I think it’s always great to set a goal and make it visible. Write it on a big white board at home, make it a phone screen saver, write it in your notebooks. Doing this helps get through the difficult times. You have a goal and you are constantly reminded of why you started working towards it. Remember that tenacity is key!

Shadey’s Answer

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Hi Bianca, I know it can be tough, but struggles are a part of life. It’s cliche, but I really think we have to experience some hard times to appreciate the good times. I strongly believe there is a lesson in every challenging situation. I would suggest reflecting on what’s challenging right now and trying to figure out what lesson you have learned from that particular challenge and how it has made you stronger. In college, finding a mentor/support system and asking for help makes those tough times a lot more manageable. I would say try to find support from someone on campus—a professor, a faculty member, a classmate, a roommate, or even counseling services. It definitely helps to have a team on your side when going through challenging moments. Best of luck!