In two major surveys, college and university educators identified lack of motivation as the number one barrier to student success.<br />What is a barrier to success? Motivation<br />
According to American College Testing (ACT), in public four-year colleges in the United States about 33 percent of students fail to return for their second year. (That means 33% out of 11 students = 3.63<br />How many students drop out of <br />4 year colleges? <br />33%<br />
According to American College Testing (ACT), in public two-year colleges in the United States about 50 percent (half) of students fail to return for their second year. (That means 50% out of 11 is 5-6 students)<br />How many students drop out of<br /> 2 year colleges? <br />50%<br />
In the formula V x E = Motivation, <br />Value: Benefits you'll receive from college education (have students list value)<br /> (Scale 0-10 on your belief)<br />Money<br />Career Goals<br />Pride<br />Expectation: How likely you think you can get your college degree.<br /> (Scale 0-10 on your expectation)<br />Increase study time<br />Develop study skills<br />Manage time<br />Come prepared<br />Improve reading skills<br />Note taking<br />Testing taking<br />Motivation: To accomplish your goals<br />
According to recent US Census Bureau data <br />Adults with a 4 year degree make $2.1 Million <br />Adults with a high school degree make $1.2 Million<br />Difference $900,000<br />It takes around $1 million to pay for basic living needs.<br />
According to psychologist Brian Tracy, many people resist setting life goals because they don’t know how. <br />What did Tracy say was the reason <br />people resist setting goals? <br />They don't know how<br />
A “life role” is an activity to which we regularly devote large amounts of time and energy.<br />What do we devote to a life role? <br />Time and Energy<br />
The DAPPS Rule is an acronym, a memory device to assist us in remembering the five qualities of an effective __GOAL______.<br />What helps us remember the 5 qualities <br />of an effective Goal? <br /> The DAPPS Rule<br />
The five letters in DAPPS stand for <br /><ul><li>Dated (6 months, 5 years)
Specific (Can't be vague, has to be measured, you can't measure do better or try harder)</li></li></ul><li>Which of the following is the most effective goal, according to the DAPPS Rule?<br /><ul><li>Do well academically this semester.
Achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better this semester.
Have more fun.</li></li></ul><li>A _COMMITMENTis an unbending intention, a single-mindedness of purpose that promises to overcome all obstacles regardless of how you may feel at any particular moment.<br />You are committed to find any creative way of reaching your goals and find a method to do it by. <br />What is a commitment? <br />Unbending intention to overcome obstacles<br />When it comes to accomplishing goals, commitment creates _METHOD_.<br />
The book talks about a student writing an article for a national magazine just because he committed himself to earning money.<br />The book talks about Cathy Turner used visualizations to help her win two Olympic gold medals in speed skating. <br />
How great does it feel to be there</li></li></ul><li>As adults, we must consciously choose to <br />believe aboutourselves. <br />Child PSY<br /> Self fulfilling prophecy: If you keep telling someone they are bad, they give up being good because what is the point no one notices.<br />For every negative thing you say to someone or yourself you have to say 5 things that are positive to undo the harm caused. <br />
A personal AFFIRMATION is a statement about ourselves in which we claim our desired qualities as if we already had them in abundance.<br /> I am smart?<br /> I am friendly?<br /> I am lovable?<br />If your affirmation seems like a lie, remind yourself that when you say your affirmation, you are prematurely telling the _TRUTH<br />
To strengthen your affirmation<br /><ul><li>Realize that you already possess the qualities you desire.
Repeat your affirmation over and over as a reminder.
Make choices consistent with your affirmation qualities.