………..Become A Better You

…BECOME A BETTER YOU!

Previously six simple steps were shared to help you elevate yourself to the next level of success in 2017. The fifth of the six steps is:

Prioritize your goals and create a strategic plan for the execution and achievement of each of your S.M.A.R.T. goals.

To prioritize your goals means to organize them so that the most urgent goal is managed first, then the second, then the third and so on. As a principle, to prioritize means doing ‘first things first;’ as a process it means evaluating your goals and ranking them in their order of importance/urgency. Prioritizing requires the strategic planning of the activities required to achieve your S.M.A.R.T. goals.

In his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven Covey identifies Habit 3: Put First Things First. Habit 3 is about life management as well as your purpose, values, roles, and priorities. What are “first things?” First things are those things that you, personally, find of most worth. When you put first things first, you will prioritize and plan your time and activities according to your personal priorities.

Wake Techs Academic Success Counselors can assist you with prioritizing and planning; they can help you organize and balance your workload. Please visit waketech.edu/student-services/counseling-services/academic-success-counseling to learn more. Academic Success Counselors also offer workshops to assist students with time management, motivation, stress management and more.

Take this fifth step in the …BECOME A BETTER YOU series. Set yourself on the path to elevating to the next level of success in 2017. You are worth it!

…BECOME A BETTER YOU!

 

Previously six simple steps were shared to help you elevate yourself to the next level of success in 2017. The third of the six steps is:

Search out and utilize Wake Technical Community College’s available resources.

What becomes of your future depends heavily upon your determination to use every resource available to best ensure your success. One of the major keys to personal and professional success is the ability to be resourceful (being skillful at finding and acting promptly on solutions to challenges). Being resourceful involves being flexible (being able to modify your plans and actions in response to altered circumstances or conditions). Being resourceful means never giving up or quitting, but, adapting quickly to circumstances and conditions – persisting single mindedly with unrelenting determination until you achieve your dream(s) and goal(s).

To help you succeed, Wake Tech provides a wide variety of resources; but, it’s not just Wake Techs available resources that you need, it’s your resourcefulness to seek them out and use them wisely that will ultimately make the difference in your success. Zig Ziglar, a world renowned motivational speaker, stated “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” Develop the attitude that you will become a resourceful person and that you will be flexible in your pursuit of success. See opportunity where others only see challenges. Take the opportunity today to seek out and use Wake Techs wide variety of resources.

In step one of this blog series five resources were introduced to readers. Now I invite you to research the many additional resources available to you at Wake Tech. Visit www.waketech.edu. At the top of the main page click Student Services. There you will find an array of services/resources designed to assist students like you who wish to enhance their college experience and achieve more in life. Explore the extraordinary resources that are available to help you succeed. Be resourceful and flexible. Utilize Wake Techs available resources to achieve the results you desire. Elevate to the next level of success in 2017. You can do it!

…..Becoming A Better You!

 

Previously six simple steps were shared to help you elevate yourself to the next level of success in 2017. The second of the six steps is:

Enlarge your vision of yourself. Know who you must become to achieve your definite desire. Do you have to become more humble, optimistic, focused, disciplined, committed, hard working, determined, etc.?

What does it mean to enlarge your vision of yourself? The story of Olympian, Roger Bannister, answers that question. In Bannister’s era, there was a common belief that humans were not capable of breaking the barrier of the four-minute mile run. Although such a feat had never been achieved, he did not allow it hinder his aspirations.

Bannister developed a larger vision of himself. He became who he had to become to overcome this barrier in his life and achieve his goal. He gave his goal his absolute best. With humility, optimism, focus, discipline, commitment, hard work, determination, etc., in 1954 he became the first human to run a sub-four-minute mile. He broke through the barrier. He achieved what others believed impossible.

In what way does Bannister’s story apply to you? It applies in this way: No matter what personal or academic barriers you may face, Enlarge your vision of yourself. Face barriers with humility, optimism, focus, discipline, commitment, hard work, determination, etc., and you can and will overcome them. Build a support team. Wake Tech provides support through a wide variety of campus resources. Do not allow your aspirations to be hindered. Seek out support. We are here to help you.

Bannister demonstrated that with an enlarged vision of you (and a support team), what once appeared to be an impossible barrier can and will be overcome. And, like him, you too can achieve the ‘impossible’. Enlarge your vision of yourself. Utilize Wake Techs campus resources. Know that the seemingly impossible is possible for you if you are willing to become who you must become, and are willing to do what must be done, to achieve your definite desire. Determine to become a better you. Strive to elevate yourself to the next level of success.

……Become A Better You.

Previously, we provided you six simple steps were shared to help you elevate yourself to the next level of success in 2017. The first of the six steps is:

Clearly know your definite desire (what you want) and its relationship to your overall aim in life (your passion & purpose). Begin with the end in mind.

This article will provide you with a detailed look at the first step and the Wake Tech resources that are available to help you get started.

There are seven different kinds of goals:
1. Physical (Health)
www.waketech.edu/student-life
2. Financial
www.centerfinancialeducation.com
3. Career/Professional Development
www.waketech.emsicareercoach.com
4. Mental (Well being/Personal Development)
www.wellness.waketech.edu
5. Social (Recreation/Interdependence)
www.xtra.waketech.edu
6. Relationship Building
www.schoolsapp.waketech.edu
7. Spiritual (Moral/Ethical Leadership)

All seven kinds of goals have three similar characteristics:
1. They affect change
2. They are either short, mid-range or long-term
3. They are either small (minor) or big (major)

Oftentimes the difference between successful people and the “others” is that successful people set clear goals, are resourceful and they work day-to-day toward the attainment of their goals. So, to become a better, more successful you in 2017 set clear goals, utilize available Wake Tech resources and know what you want to achieve in each of the seven areas mentioned above. Also, set daily objectives (action steps) you will commit to take each day to achieve your goals.

Motivational Monday: ENJOY A BETTER NEW YEAR, BECOME A BETTER YOU!

DO YOU DESIRE TO ELEVATE YOURSELF TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF SUCCESS IN 2017?

 

The key to enjoying a better new year, and a better life, is to become a better you. While it is challenging, when approached as a collaborative effort between you, Wake Tech, and community resources, next level success is not difficult.

 

To become a better you follow these six simple steps:

 

STEP ONE:

Clearly, know your definite desire (what you want) and its relationship to your overall aim in life (your passion & purpose). Begin with the end in mind.

 

STEP TWO:

Enlarge your vision of yourself. Know who you must become to achieve your definite desire. Do you have to become more humble, optimistic, focused, disciplined, committed, hard working, determined, etc.?

STEP THREE:

Search out and utilize Wake Technical Community College’s available resources.

STEP FOUR:

Be sure to coordinate support and resources then set concretely S.M.A.R.T. (Stretching, Meaningful, Action-oriented, Results-oriented, and timely) goals.

STEP FIVE:

 

Prioritize your goals and create a strategic plan for the execution and achievement of each of your S.M.A.R.T. goals.

STEP SIX:

 

 

Be confident. Have faith in your ability. Persevere. Persist. Sacrifice. Be Resilient. Do whatever is morally and ethically necessary to make your definite desire and ultimate aim in life your reality.

Begin practicing these six simple steps today and elevate yourself to the next level of success in 2017. Begin bettering yourself today to enjoy a better life tomorrow, so you can begin experiencing next level success in the very near future.