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  • 1. Academic Survival
    Mastering Self-Management
    Presentation based on:
    Downing, Skip. On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and Life, 3rd Ed.
    www.humanikaconsulting.com
  • 2. Self-Management
    Successful Students
    • Act on purpose, choosing deeds that move them on course to their goals and dreams.
    Struggling Students
    • Wait passively or wander from one unpurposeful activity to another.
  • Self-Management
    Successful Students
    • Employ self-management tools, regularly planning and carrying out purposeful actions.
    Struggling Students
    • Live disorganized, unplanned lives, constantly responding to whims of the moment.
  • Self-Management
    Successful Students
    • Develop self-discipline, showing commitment, focus, and persistence in pursuing their goals and dreams.
    Struggling Students
    • Quit or change course
    when their actions don’t lead to immediate success.
  • 3. Acting on Purpose
    Urgent Not Urgent
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  • 4. Acting on Purpose
    Urgent Not Urgent
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  • 5. Acting on Purpose
    Urgent Not Urgent
    Important
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  • 6. Employing Self- Management Tools
    There is no such thing as time management – only self-management!
    The secret of mastering effective self-management is maximizing time spent in Quadrants I and II.
  • 7. Self-Management Tools
    Monthly calendars
    Daily action list or “to do” lists
    Tracking forms
  • 8. Developing Self-Discipline
    Three essential ingredients for self-discipline
  • Commitment
    Commitment is the outcome of staying focused and being persistent!
  • 11. Staying Focused
    Focus is self-discipline in thought.
    The Inner Defendant (sayings like – boring teachers,schedule stinks, getting over the flu, better nextsemester, etc.) and the Inner Critic (sayings like – too old, too dumb,never could do math, etc.) are the two biggest enemiesof focus.
    Remember to keep your Inner Guide (sayings like –
    “What are my dreams and goals?) strong and regain focus by revisualizing your life plan.
  • 12. Persistence
    Persistence is self-discipline in action.
    Persistence can best be found by asking the question:
    Do you LOVE YOURSELF enough to stay on task to accomplishing your dreams?
  • 13. Procrastination
    Procrastination is the hole that sinks many ships!
    If your dreams are important to you, what are you
    waiting for?
    Will you make a 32-day commitment?
  • 14. Self-Management & Self-Confidence
    Genuine self-confidence results from a history of success, and a history of success results from persistently takingaction.
    Build your success identity by persisting in whateveryou struggle doing until it become a success for you.
  • 15. Self-Management & Self-Confidence
    Celebrate your successes and talents
    The praise we give ourselves is more important than thepraises of all others.
    Find a way of recognizing and rewarding your successes.
  • 16. Self-Management & Self-Confidence
    Visualize purposeful action
    Visualize what you need to do to make your success, thentake purposeful action to do these things.
    Adopt the I CAN attitude.