We can't all be as fabulous as Elle Woods, but she is definitely a good role model to look to when it comes to being successful in school. Elle never lets anything hold her back, and she goes for everything she wants. Each semester, my goal is to be just as hardworking and ambitious as her, but I never am because I always let excuses get in the way. So I decided this upcoming semester is time to deploy some goals to keep me on track. Here are 10 semester goals Elle Woods would totally, like, approve of:
1. Get a planner, and actually use it.
Elle Woods has big plans, and like all other university students, must stay on tasks and deadlines. This semester, I plan to actually use the planner I get and keep my tasks on track. This is the only step one to organizing my life and reaching my goals.
2. Don't procrastinate.
Nobody is perfect, and I think everyone procrastinates a little bit. But in order to make it a great semester, I am going to get close with my syllabus and not wait until the last possible second to get things done.
3. Eat healthy...unless we're talking about chocolate.
I tell myself to eat healthy all the time, but it never happens. Elle is totally the queen of making good decisions and I believe that eating well applies. (Unless we're talking about a box of chocolates, because those totally don't count. Right? Right.)
4. Work out.
What more can be said, exercise gives you endorphins, and we all want those positive vibes, so this semester is the perfect time to hit the gym for a workout.
5. Take actual time to study.
This goes hand in hand with not procrastinating. Even when the curriculum is tough, it always helps to break out the textbook. I am guilty of doing the bare minimum, but this semester I plan to model Elle Wood's drive for knowledge and not just scrape by.
6. Go out and have fun.
But not too much fun... college is not just about studying. You also have to go out and get to know people, but don't go past the point of not being about to manage both school and parties.
7. Stop putting off assignments until the last minute.
The longer you study the more knowledge you gain. This semester, I plan to start an assignment the second I get it because academic success leads to reaching whatever goals you have.
8. Actually go to classes.
Even if you hate that one physics or calc class, go. I have always been bad about following through with this. You may surprise yourself into actually learning something.
9. Make a mark on everything you do.
Elle knew how to make a mark that is unforgettable. This semester, I aspire to make a mark on each little thing I do. While you don't need to make your resume pink or scented, it is guaranteed that if you make yourself unforgettable to your professors, you'll go further.
10. Stop making excuses.
Elle never lets a status quo stop her. Don't make excuses for yourself, even if it's hard, or you don't think you are capable of doing something. Push and make it happen! Elle shocked everyone when she got into Harvard and proved herself to be a great asset. She never let anything set her back. The further you push yourself, the further you'll go.
As Elle would say, "no matter what, always believe in yourself." That is the greatest thing to remember as you go through the semester. Don't let failure get you down, learn and come back stronger. I know I will keep these goals in mind as I go through the semester, and you should too. Channel your inner Elle and work it.