"Student" life is said to be a best period for any person. There are many ways by which students can be successful in their student life. Many professors recommend that goal setting should be a regular mental exercise. This enhances chance for success in academic career. Success depends on numerous factors no matter which school or college they joined. The first important factor is to make a list of priorities. This may depend on the way of life students have or the one yet to be attained. Unconsciously, you have already set priorities and lived them. This is the time students have to be aware and set definite goals. The next step is to set specific, measurable, and realistic long-term goals. It is not enough to realize that I want to do well in examination. It is the aim of all students.
Students must understand what is good or what is great or what is satisfactory. They can start by thinking on a grade they want to achieve. Is it 95% or 100%. They must be realistic and rational. If a student has never received a general grade higher than 85%, grade of 98% may be unrealistic, albeit admirable, but not impossible. They must also set short-term goals. It is important to study according to short term goal because long-term goals are impracticable to achieve without short-term goals. For example, if student want to get A grade in mathematics, he need short-term goals. They can do it by completing all assignments, attending all classes, finding a study partner, completing course readings on time, studying hard for the midterm and final exams. They must also set social, personal, and academic goals. Some of the social ambitions may include getting along with roommate, becoming more culturally aware, and learning to feel more comfortable in social situations. This will boost up students mood and they will more concentrate on studies after some entertainment. Personal goals include, exercising, keeping a balanced diet, or saving money for a future purchase. It is important to be regular and revise goals set for studies and career. Students must continually strive to meet their goals. They can find examples of successful people who achieved their dream of becoming a general manager of a big company, or a successful sportsman such as Sachin Tendulkar. However, by prioritizing, by setting practical long-term goals and by achieving them through short-term goals, students can accomplish what they dream.