It’s amazing how much we as adults and sometimes self professed “know it alls” will make the very same mistakes or poessess the very same poor habits as our younger counterparts in their teens and early adulthood. Staying focused and on task to completion is one of them.
In fact this is so common yet so obvious that we all, myself included seem to fail at it. Failing to complete a task, a goal or even a personal commitment can cost us so much not just financial and academically but personally.
The two most common areas where more of us than not seem to drop the ball… physical conditioning and studying. If we just accomplish half the things we had set on mind on when it came to getting into better shape or doing better in school we probably have a bunch of muscle-bound nerds walking across some beach on their way to a physics symposium, lol.
As older working adults the very same concepts that apply to doing well in school apply to those of us already working full time. Who doesn’t want to stay or become in shape. Both only require that whatever personal promises we made to ourselves are specific and not broad strokes. For example if your carrying a C in Algebra 2, then work your butt off and fight for that B. Sure, I know Educators and Parents will push that A… But I was more than happy to just pass with a B! A B or even a C for that matter that is hard earned will carry you much further than the A that came too easy.
Have goals that you know you can achieve, and is measurable as the above acronym spells it out. You want to know when you’ve met them. The goals must be achievable and realistic. If you create visions in your head that propel you from A to Z you might be in for a let down. The saying goes “Shoot for the stars” , but I believe setting up goals that you know your capable of and in a timely manner will help to keep the taste of success in your mouth much longer.