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  • Dr. Mena Birett

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Sacrifices You Must Make if You Want to be Successful

Unfortunately, our problems are tied to wanting to feel good in the short term. There are many hurdles in our lives. One of the biggest is loss aversion. We are wired to focus more on what we stand to lose than what we stand to gain.

This is one reason why becoming successful is so difficult. Achieving the success we want is often more about what we are willing to give up than what you are willing to do. If it weren’t for the need to make sacrifices, we might all be successful. If you are willing to give things up in the short term you can win in the long-term.

When you are in college you need to make decisions on what you are willing to give up to satisfy your goal of academic success. Some examples are: 1) Time -how much of it is necessary for studying and working. 2) Money – how much of it is necessary to stay in school and what do you need to do to get this money.

It is your decision to make. You either make the sacrifices or you don’t. What looks like sacrifices on the front end, turn out to be investments when you look at them in hindsight. You give away something upfront, but the reward you get is worth much more than what you gave up in the first place. Delayed gratification works.

C.A.N. is here for you to ensure that you are up to the challenges that lay ahead. If you would like to discuss the transition to college and how C.A.N. can be of assistance, please fill out the contact us page on our website.

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