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M1S1 – PassionLicenses and Attributions:“M1S1 – Passion” is a derivative ofBlueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skillsand Time Management Strategies(by Dave Dillon). Now licensed asCC BY: Attribution.“Exercise questions” are a derivative of “College Success” by University of Minnesota licensedunderCC BY-NC-SA 4.0.“M1S1 – Passion” is licensed asCC BY 4.0.“Ganas. That’s all you need. The desire to learn.”– Jaime EscalanteExercise 1(your content reading will allow you to type directly onto this text.Answer thefollowing questions in 1 – 2 sentences.)How long do you anticipate being in college?How many courses will you need to take per term to finish college in your planned time period?What do you anticipate will be the most difficult part of completing college?Are you confident you will be able to overcome any possible difficulties in completing college?Think about what you are passionate about. It might be family, friends, a significant other, apet, an upcoming vacation, or what you might have for dinner. Different people are passionateabout different things. Ask yourself: Why are you passionate about those things? What makesyou passionate about them? Now ask yourself if you are passionate about school.“Brick walls are there for a reason: they let us prove how badly we want things.”– Randy PauschThere were other activities I enjoyed more than class, but I knew it was important to find apassion for my classes because it was the key to succeeding in them.1
It is common to have other things you would like to do more than sitting in class, doinghomework and preparing for exams. But you still must have passion for the learning and for theclass in order to be successful.My favorite definition of success is from John Wooden: “Success is peace of mind which is adirect result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you arecapable of becoming.”Why Are You Here?Please note: It is OK to not know what your goal is when you start college. In fact, it isextremely common for students not to know what their goal is or what their major is when theybegin college, but there is value in identifying your goal(s) as soon as possible.More questions to ask yourself: Why are you in college, and why are you taking the coursesyou’re taking? If you can answer these questions with solid logic and understand their purpose

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