How many hours each day do you spend on these entertainments?
- cell phone
- face book
- computer games
- socializing with friends
- studying & homework
- part-time job
- extra-curricular activities
- other responsibilities
Fun, entertainment, and relaxation should be part of your life. However, at your age, you must begin organizing your life so that important things are not neglected. They have their place in your day, too. They control your future.
Give studying the time it deserves. You may not have to spend as much time studying as on a part-time job or team sports. But you need to do a good job of studying, learning, and retaining information long-term—to prepare you for more difficult courses ahead and life in a job. Knowledgeable people who can learn efficiently are those who will succeed in the 21st century as the Information Age accelerates. You’ll need a sharp mind for reading, remembering, analyzing, drawing accurate conclusions, writing reports, and meeting deadlines.
The hard truth: If your education takes a back seat in your life now, you’ll never find yourself behind the wheel of your own car—a college degree, job, profession, salary, opportunities.