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self management in academic

  1. 1. Academic Survival<br />Mastering Self-Management<br />Presentation based on:<br />Downing, Skip. On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and Life, 3rd Ed. <br /><br />
  2. 2. Self-Management<br />Successful Students<br /><ul><li>Act on purpose, choosing deeds that move them on course to their goals and dreams. </li></ul>Struggling Students<br /><ul><li>Wait passively or wander from one unpurposeful activity to another.</li></li></ul><li>Self-Management<br />Successful Students<br /><ul><li>Employ self-management tools, regularly planning and carrying out purposeful actions.</li></ul>Struggling Students<br /><ul><li>Live disorganized, unplanned lives, constantly responding to whims of the moment.</li></li></ul><li>Self-Management<br />Successful Students<br /><ul><li>Develop self-discipline, showing commitment, focus, and persistence in pursuing their goals and dreams.</li></ul>Struggling Students<br /><ul><li>Quit or change course </li></ul> when their actions don’t lead to immediate success.<br />
  3. 3. Acting on Purpose<br /> Urgent Not Urgent<br />Important<br />NotImportant<br />
  4. 4. Acting on Purpose<br />Urgent Not Urgent<br />Important<br />NotImportant<br />
  5. 5. Acting on Purpose<br />Urgent Not Urgent<br />Important<br />NotImportant<br />
  6. 6. Employing Self- Management Tools<br />There is no such thing as time management – only self-management!<br />The secret of mastering effective self-management is maximizing time spent in Quadrants I and II.<br />
  7. 7. Self-Management Tools<br />Monthly calendars<br />Daily action list or “to do” lists<br />Tracking forms<br />
  8. 8. Developing Self-Discipline<br />Three essential ingredients for self-discipline<br /><ul><li>Commitment
  9. 9. Focus
  10. 10. Persistence</li></li></ul><li>Commitment<br />Commitment is the outcome of staying focused and being persistent!<br />
  11. 11. Staying Focused<br />Focus is self-discipline in thought.<br />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.<br />Remember to keep your Inner Guide (sayings like –<br /> “What are my dreams and goals?) strong and regain focus by revisualizing your life plan. <br />
  12. 12. Persistence<br />Persistence is self-discipline in action.<br />Persistence can best be found by asking the question:<br />Do you LOVE YOURSELF enough to stay on task to accomplishing your dreams?<br />
  13. 13. Procrastination<br />Procrastination is the hole that sinks many ships!<br />If your dreams are important to you, what are you <br />waiting for?<br />Will you make a 32-day commitment?<br />
  14. 14. Self-Management & Self-Confidence<br />Genuine self-confidence results from a history of success, and a history of success results from persistently takingaction.<br />Build your success identity by persisting in whateveryou struggle doing until it become a success for you.<br />
  15. 15. Self-Management & Self-Confidence<br />Celebrate your successes and talents <br />The praise we give ourselves is more important than thepraises of all others.<br />Find a way of recognizing and rewarding your successes.<br />
  16. 16. Self-Management & Self-Confidence<br />Visualize purposeful action<br />Visualize what you need to do to make your success, thentake purposeful action to do these things.<br />Adopt the I CAN attitude.<br />