How to Really Do Better This Semester

How to Really Do Better This Semester

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The number one goal students share with me at the start of a shiny new semester is— “I want to do better.”

Although this is a positive and admirable sentiment, it’s not yet a fully formed goal. It’s a really great place to start, but to actually achieve “better” we can’t stop there.

If you’re anything like me I’m sure you’ve dove right into the deep end of doing better only to burn out and revert to your old way of doing things by the end of the week. Seriously, I’m terrible at resolutions.

Transforming that intention to do better into a concrete and specific habit or behavior, one that you can be held accountable to, is the critical first step toward real improvement. It’s also the step that most of us totally skip.

In This Episode You’ll Explore:

  • What the phrase “I want to do better” actually means. You might be thinking, Duh (do people still say that?)…It means “I. Want. To. Do. Better.” But I want you to dig deeper and think about what doing better REALLY is.

  • How the phrase “I want to do better” can actually set you back. The idea “I want to do better” seems positive at first glance, but when you really think about it—it seems more negative and judgmental. It implies you don’t feel like you’re good enough. I’ll share a really subtle shift you can make to help avoid this pitfall.

  • Why You’ve Got to Learn to Embrace Your Mistakes. We are looking for progress, not perfection (#instaquote). NO one can do better 100% of the time. We’ll chat about how to move forward even when you fall off the wagon.

  • What Things You Can DO to Actually Start Doing Better. This is the most important step. We’ll talk about how to make sure your actions and decisions are aligned with your desires and goals.

YOUR HOMEWORK:

Ask yourself the questions “What Action Can I Take to Do Better This Semester?” Then tell me the one little thing you can do differently in the comments below, or DM me over on Instagram @collegehoodadvice or tag me @collegehoodadvice.

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