Robert Carpenter is a San Diego State University senior who’s set his sights on transforming the online educational system.
In this article, Robert shares insight on how he’s overcome obstacles, handled stress and sparked motivation for his cause.
Students are put in a lot of stressful conditions – tests, project deadlines, and lots of late nights. Most of these obstacles can cause a student to give up along the way.
Robert faces these problems too, and he’s come up with a few ways to help you out with them.
The first would be seeking help. Look for students who are more conversant with a subject than you are and provide value to them. Help them out with school work, work with them on projects, and make friends with them.
Eventually, they will help you out with whatever challenges your facing in a particular course or subject.
The second thing Robert recommends is adequate planning. If you draw up plans to achieve your goals, they’ll be much easier to accomplish.
With this in mind, you can section your day, for example, early mornings will be for self-development, the day will be for schoolwork, and the evenings will be for study.
Robert uses this technique and has achieved great success with them. He’s more focused and gets his work done faster.
Avoiding burnout & Sparking Motivation
Burnout is something all students go through. Burnout is a state of physical and mental fatigue caused by presenting our bodies with too much workload.
Seldomly, Robert experiences burnout. When he does experience it, he takes a long break and uses that time to reflect on his goals in life. This helps puts things into perspective and gives him a sudden burst of motivation to complete whatever task he set out to do.
Grooming Successful habits
What’s the one thing that most successful people do? They improve themselves in various aspects of their lives.
According to Robert, students who are striving for success should take self-development seriously. Every day, Robert ensures that he spends at least 3 hours, perfecting his math skills.
Robert explains that consistency is critical, take, for example, someone who wants to run a marathon. A single day at the tracks won’t increase his or her stamina. Actual transformations come from multiple days, weeks, or months of hard work, consistency, and training.
The same can be said for students, if you spend time on perfecting your craft, you’re guaranteed success.
In recent times, Robert plans to launch his education platform with his fellow teammates and transform the current online learning platform.