They say that to be good at something you must spend 3 hours a day everyday for ten years practicing until you mastered the concept by heart.
Why is it so hard? I suppose to make it less harder and more enjoyable there should be a reward for completing each task. People wouldn’t normally perform a hard task endlessly unless there is a reward at the end of the road right?
Some ridiculous examples :
Iron fist water slapping : Why do we do this? It makes no sense but the main goal is to build discipline to make our hands toughen over time. What’s the reward? Gaining that new skill set and building destructive palms.
Reading a book : Why do we do this? Nobody knows only god knows!
Reviewing for a quiz: Can be accomplished by taking a practice quiz and looking up the answers to the problems you got wrong. Repetition works best until your brain is fried. Then reward yourself with some ice cream and get back to your other trainings.
So what is the reward for completing these complicating arduous task? Your reward is ice cream. Just remember, there is ice cream at the end of the road, enough for you to spend 10,000 hours on performing the same old task over and over again.
In conclusion I leave you with this image. Why did i get a 60% on this quiz even though I spent so much time studying? Nobody knows, only god knows! I’m assuming I don’t get any ice cream then :(.
In an effort to accomplish new goals and challenges in life I have decided to pick up a gaming hobby to be more productive in life.
I used to play lots of computer games when i was little but as I grew older and transitioned to college I decided to quit playing games to bring my grades up. Apparently quiting what i love doing best actually made me more depressed and I ended up getting Cs and Ds instead of As.
So now I will return to the gamer life style from scratch. It’s been a long time since I’ve played any games so I am a bit rusty. I am planning on playing all the ps3 games first and then getting a ps4 in the future.
I am a fan of adventure/action/quest games but I recently discovered new skilling games such as The Voice, UFC personal trainer, Just Dance. These new games will teach me some skills in real life instead of completing random quests for virtual gold. I am planning on dedicating 8 hours a week to play ps3 and documenting my adventures.
Updates TBA, thanks for reading!
And yes, the ps3 is not that expensive compared to other hobbies such as golf, martial arts, traveling, eating and drinking. PS3 games are affordable and anyone can pick up this hobby if they have time.
You spent 3 weeks reviewing lecture notes, answering problem sets, making flashcards and doing all you can to prepare for your quiz/exam and when you finally take your test you notice that there are some questions that are new to you and were not covered in class. In life, there will always be unjust and bias reasonings so it is good to learn how to deal with these things at it’s earliest stage.
So you got your test back and you got an unfair score of 66% because of this injustice!
What can you do now? Below I will give some solutions
Review the questions that you did not understood, especially the ones that were not covered in the class
Go to office hours with a strong sales pitch and find out the answers
Study/make flashcards, memorize those questions/answers – most likely it will show up again and throw you off.
Ask for tips on how to prepare for the final exam (You already know the professor will throw in never before heard of questions so it is best to ask ahead)
Ask: Was “this” test question covered in the assigned reading (you need to ask this question, if it wasn’t you can use it against your professor)?
Ask: Was this test question covered in the lecture?
Learn how to solve your own problems and plan out your academic success. If you can do this, you can get through your next class. Most likely the next professor will probably use the same tactics to get everyone to fail or get a C grade. College courses have a larger student size and professors do not have time to know/help everyone in need so make good use of your free time/office hours….. To be successful you need to get a B+ or higher in all your courses.
Congratulations! You earned that 4.0 GPA in high school and got accepted into a prestigious university. What now?
Be wary young adventurers, college is not a place for fun and games!
Keep in mind that you should still try your best to keep up a 3.5+++ GPA during your undergraduate years. It will be a lot more difficult to keep up your grades due to the large class size and competition that you will be faced with.
1. There will be difficult people/students in your way of success. Here’s how you deal with them.
Get a gopro
Carry it and livestream it everywhere you go
Write a story about them
Report to a higher up/counselor
2. There will also be people doing drugs and dranking while underage. Here’s what you should do.
Avoid them, or befriend them and join them
Your grades are more important so don’t stay around this situation for too long
3. You probably forgot about Graduate school/professional schools because you were busy having too much fun.
Get a notebook and write down goals for yourself.
Set weekly/monthly/yearly goals and long term goals
Review them each week and follow them!
It only takes ten minutes.
4. You forgot to gather professional reference or work experience
If your school has courses that prepare for the workforce be sure to take advantage of it
Be sure to look into internships and volunteer experience while your still in school
Also make sure to ask for reference and letters of recommendation (glowing) to build confidence.
5. What will you do after you graduate?
Plan this out during your junior year so you don’t end up unemployed or being a tramp/hobo after you graduate.
Sometimes your school may have Dual 4+1 or 4+2 programs that offer you a masters or professional health degree when you graduate for an extra year or two. If you can research this area and get accepted into one of those programs then you can save a lot of money and time!