Trust Your Experience

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Trust Your Experience
Mar 14,2016

College students constantly struggle with the problem of having too many voices in their ears. Advisors, counselors, family, friends. With so many ‘suggestions' of sorts coming from various sources, many college students tend to get lost in their own thoughts. This meaning that students' trust in their own knowledge achieved through numerous experiences, begins to dwindle. So what do you do if you have this problem?

 

Take What You've Learned

The most important step of all, is, of course, to take everything that you've gathered while being a college student, and let that help sway your decisions to what you want them to be. How does my college work, how do things get done around here, how do the teachers usually regulate? Whatever problem that you are having, let some of these questions float about in your mind for a while and take what you've learned and apply the answers.

I had a similar problem of not trusting my own college experience to help me through the way. I was dealing a class decision mind battle and I couldn't decide between a class that I needed for my major or a class that I'd been waiting to open for a year already and would help gain further writing experience for my writer's certificate. Unfortunately, this class was not needed. I went about to family, my friends, even my advisor to find the answer. Most chose the logical choice, which was, going with the class I needed for my major, but finally, I had put something together from what I've gained throughout my years in college, especially pertaining to my school. Classes that took this long to finally open, usually don't stay open for long but the class I need would always be there. Plus, I was already taking classes I need, what about a class I wanted?

Ultimately, I chose the class I wanted. Not only is it a sense of relaxation, but I will gain further knowledge that I need for my writing certificate. Sometimes it's best to do something for you, rather than listening to the voices surrounding you about the knowledgeable choice.

 

Advice & Hindering

There's a difference between taking advice and letting someone's own opinions hinder your actions. When it comes to hard decisions, yes, we tend to lean on the ones we trust the most, may even heavily depend on them. However, when they give you knowledge per their own experience about something you're either curious about, or would love an aid in information, that is all it needs to be. It's nice to get advice from those closest to you. You trust them, so it's only natural that their words would be a calming factor. Nevertheless, you shouldn't let the words of those you trust fully control your final decision on something. Especially when it pertains to college.

There are so many things to worry about in this busy study life, that the last thing you should be worrying about is what would others think if you did the opposite of what they suggested, or what they would think if you thought of something new per what they gave you. When leaning towards others for suggestions, let it help assist you in your final thoughts, but don't let their suggestions be your final thoughts. It's always good to want to build up your knowledge through others, but your own knowledge is created, and insight will start to bloom when you consider advice rather than just taking it.

 

Questions Are Good

There's nothing wrong with asking questions. Since we are college students, we are adults. Still one would be surprised how many adults are uncomfortable with asking others questions for assistance.

It's natural to want to ask and wonder. It's what makes us who we are and keeps us craving for more knowledge. So, if you're worried about something pertaining to classes or financial issues, professors, advisors, counselors, classmates, etc., are all there to help. Never keep wondering.

 

We learn from the places and people we are surrounded and that we surround ourselves in. We take ideas, create new ones, travel, experience, endure, enhance. We become more when we gain new skills and information about the world around us. So whenever you're in doubt, remember to trust your experience.

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Trust Your Experience

 Trust Your Experience

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Trust Your Experience

College students constantly struggle with the problem of having too many voices in their ears. Advisors, counselors, family, friends. With so many ‘suggestions' of sorts coming from various sources, many college students tend to get lost in their own thoughts. This meaning that students' trust in their own knowledge achieved through numerous experiences, begins to dwindle. So what do you do if you have this problem?

 

Take What You've Learned

The most important step of all, is, of course, to take everything that you've gathered while being a college student, and let that help sway your decisions to what you want them to be. How does my college work, how do things get done around here, how do the teachers usually regulate? Whatever problem that you are having, let some of these questions float about in your mind for a while and take what you've learned and apply the answers.

I had a similar problem of not trusting my own college experience to help me through the way. I was dealing a class decision mind battle and I couldn't decide between a class that I needed for my major or a class that I'd been waiting to open for a year already and would help gain further writing experience for my writer's certificate. Unfortunately, this class was not needed. I went about to family, my friends, even my advisor to find the answer. Most chose the logical choice, which was, going with the class I needed for my major, but finally, I had put something together from what I've gained throughout my years in college, especially pertaining to my school. Classes that took this long to finally open, usually don't stay open for long but the class I need would always be there. Plus, I was already taking classes I need, what about a class I wanted?

Ultimately, I chose the class I wanted. Not only is it a sense of relaxation, but I will gain further knowledge that I need for my writing certificate. Sometimes it's best to do something for you, rather than listening to the voices surrounding you about the knowledgeable choice.

 

Advice & Hindering

There's a difference between taking advice and letting someone's own opinions hinder your actions. When it comes to hard decisions, yes, we tend to lean on the ones we trust the most, may even heavily depend on them. However, when they give you knowledge per their own experience about something you're either curious about, or would love an aid in information, that is all it needs to be. It's nice to get advice from those closest to you. You trust them, so it's only natural that their words would be a calming factor. Nevertheless, you shouldn't let the words of those you trust fully control your final decision on something. Especially when it pertains to college.

There are so many things to worry about in this busy study life, that the last thing you should be worrying about is what would others think if you did the opposite of what they suggested, or what they would think if you thought of something new per what they gave you. When leaning towards others for suggestions, let it help assist you in your final thoughts, but don't let their suggestions be your final thoughts. It's always good to want to build up your knowledge through others, but your own knowledge is created, and insight will start to bloom when you consider advice rather than just taking it.

 

Questions Are Good

There's nothing wrong with asking questions. Since we are college students, we are adults. Still one would be surprised how many adults are uncomfortable with asking others questions for assistance.

It's natural to want to ask and wonder. It's what makes us who we are and keeps us craving for more knowledge. So, if you're worried about something pertaining to classes or financial issues, professors, advisors, counselors, classmates, etc., are all there to help. Never keep wondering.

 

We learn from the places and people we are surrounded and that we surround ourselves in. We take ideas, create new ones, travel, experience, endure, enhance. We become more when we gain new skills and information about the world around us. So whenever you're in doubt, remember to trust your experience.