Robert Carpenter is a college student who’s on a mission to change the world by transforming the current educational system.
In this article, Robert shares insight on how he’s achieved success handled stress and sparked motivation for his cause.
Students face a lot of stressful situations – project deadlines, exams, presentations, and nights of study. And most times, these activities take a toll on the student’s academics, causing them to fail a course or, worse, drop out.
Most students fail to realize that proper planning can significantly increase their chances of success in school and reduce stress. Robert suggests that every student plans their day the night before.
With this technique, you can partition your day and complete specific tasks faster based on priority. When you have a plan of how your day should go, you will be less worried about forgetting to do things and be more focused on the task at hand.
Another thing Robert recommends is taking a break. You don’t have to work yourself to stupor to achieve a goal. Break the task into bite-sized chunks and add breaks in between.
Avoiding burnout & Sparking Motivation
Burnout is something everyone experiences, especially students. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged stress.
When you experience burnout, you feel unmotivated to carry out any task. And this can greatly affect your overall output. Robert rarely experiences burnout, but when he does, he takes a break from whatever he is doing and sits down to reflect on his goals, why he started and what he’s going to achieve at the end.
This helps him prioritize his purpose, and immediately, a strong desire to fulfill that purpose overwhelms him.
Grooming Successful habits
One thing that’s common amongst successful people is their burning hunger to develop successful habits.
As a student, constant self-development should be your number one concern. To perfect his craft, Robert spends hours daily practicing how to solve math.
At first, it might not seem like you’re progressing, but continuous self-development will lead to a lot of improvement in the long run. Robert explains that consistency is vital; take, for example, someone who wants to lose weight. A single day at the gym won’t have an effect, but over time you’ll see changes.
That’s the same case for students if you spend at least two hours daily on your subjects, success is assured.
In the future, Robert plans to study and practice math every day. This is the only way he can get good enough to help those around him in need.