Success Planning

"The way to be successful is through preparation. It doesn't just happen. You don't wake up one day and discover you're a lawyer any more than you wake up as a pro football player. It takes time."

Alan PageMinnesota State Supreme Court Justice and Hall of Fame NFL Player

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Planning for and being successful takes hard work and dedication.  It requires focus and strong-will. Psychologist and researcher, Angela Lee Duckworth, reminds us that it also takes grit. “Grit is sticking with your future — day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years — and working really hard to make that future a reality.” View her TED video on the “The Key to Success? Grit

Murray State Student and Faculty Perspectives on Success

Quick Tips:

  • Attend every class every day

  • Read the text and review notes before class

  • Use “down time” well

  • Meet with your advisor regularly

  • Use college services

  • Stay focused

  • Set goals

  • Socialize safely

  • Think positively

  • Visualize success!

Check out the Center's page on strategic learning to help you enhance your academic skills and success planning.

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