Are you an entrepreneur, college student, or recent graduate? It’s a well-known fact that the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. You can say the same about becoming your peak self as an entrepreneur. This blog post will show how these five key components – goal setting, focus, self-love, mentorship, and believing in yourself – can help you reach peak performance success in college and beyond.
Goal Setting For Peak Performance Success In College And Beyond
All entrepreneurs need goals, and college students are no exception. Without goals, you won’t know what to do or where to go in your life. It is like sitting in your car without a destination, you won’t get out of the driveway, and if you do, you will probably end up heading in circles. However, not all plans are created equal. Goals should be based on what you WANT, and it should be a stretch. Something that would cause you to grow. The purpose of a goal is not to get but to grow.
Some examples of great goals include:
-Learn how to code in three months (time-specific)
-Make $100,000 this year through my business (quantifiable and measurable)
-Start a social media marketing agency by the time I graduate from college next summer (actionable with an end date)
By having easily measurable goals, you’ll know exactly what to do every day (and how to evaluate if your actions are moving you closer or farther from success).
You should also make sure not to set too many goals at once. This is one of the biggest mistakes I see people make with goal setting, and it’s a recipe for disaster. For example, if you have three goals equally important to you with deadlines in five months – how will you know what to do next? Life is too short to second guess yourself on where you should constantly be focusing.
We’re constantly flooded with new media and other sources, giving us perpetual shiny object syndrome. However, this constant need for more stimulation will quickly catch up to you if you let your mind wander.
Without enough focus at school and work, people have trouble completing tasks successfully, leading them down the path of failure. You might think that multitasking will help you get more things done faster – but again, I’m here to tell you that it’s a myth. Multitasking will make you less productive and won’t help your brain manage the flood of information coming in from all directions.
My advice? Make sure you’re always focusing on one thing at any time – whether it be schoolwork/coursework for class during specific times throughout the day or building up your business while working a full-time job. Don’t try to do everything at once because otherwise, you’ll end up forgetting things along the way.
Self-love is one of the essential things in life, and it’s even more critical as a college student because you still have a lot to learn. Self-Love means being confident in yourself despite any criticism or negative feedback coming your way while pursuing entrepreneurial goals.
Self-love is possessing the spirit to know just how incredible you are and understanding what you can accomplish. When you love yourself, it will spill into your work and relationships in a positive way.
You have so much potential no matter what stage of life you’re in. Your only job right now is to do everything possible that makes YOU happy, even if that means taking some time for yourself during school or putting college on hold temporarily while building up your business full-time. Don’t allow anyone else’s goals, dreams, fears, desires to influence how you move forward with YOUR agenda.
Mentorship is something that has helped me a lot in my career as an entrepreneur.
I think it’s essential to find some form of mentorship while attending college, whether from your parents/guardians or other adults you trust outside of family who’ve been down the road before. Please don’t make assumptions based on what others might say; but rather, seek out mentors with backgrounds similar to yours who are open-minded enough to share their own experiences with you.
As an adult, your career path will be determined by those who mentored you along the way so pay close attention to everything they tell you, even if some of their advice may not seem applicable right now. If a mentor is telling you something contrary to what society has told us about “how things work,” don’t dismiss it just yet – instead, think about why someone would say such things before moving forward with anything else going on in your life.
It’s not always easy to stay motivated as you work towards your goals. However, these five components can help keep you going and feeling good about yourself along the way. I hope you enjoyed this blog post about peak performance success in college and beyond. Sign up for my coaching program if any of these sound like they could be helpful to you!