Finishing Strong or Finishing Wrong College Life

Hello everyone:

Do you see the look of joy on this young woman’s face? She just finished climbing a mountain (or even a molehill) and she knows she’s been successful.

College is like that. You work hard all semester and you finally reach the end of the term. You have turned in all of your work in a timely manner, you have studied for your exams, and now you are ready to celebrate.

Or perhaps you aren’t quite there yet. You have a couple of weeks to go, and the work is starting to pile up. You haven’t quite met all of the deadlines and you’re starting to get pretty far behind. Maybe you are like one gal I know who tells me that she’s creative and she can’t be creative on a deadline. Therefore, deadlines are nice suggestions but they don’t really matter.  Nope, sorry, that’s not going to fly.

When you get out into the business world, your boss is not going to want to hear you tell him or her that you can’t be creative on a schedule. Your talent may be outstanding, wonderful,  and superb but, if you can’t get it done in a timely manner, you won’t win the prize. Imagine a track and field star who says he or she will show up to run the race tomorrow because today isn’t doesn’t feel right for a win. Tomorrow will work, unless it doesn’t. Sorry Charlie, you aren’t going to get the job. Life doesn’t work that way.

How do you chose to finish the race? Strong or wrong? It can make all the difference in the world.


Dr. Sheri


Sheri Dean Parmelee has a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Regent University. She writes books on practical tips for people who become unexpectedly unmarried and is working on her second novel in a series of contemporary romance/suspense novels. She teaches at three colleges, working with students from freshmen to graduate students. Her hobbies include running 8 miles a day and reading biographies and fiction.

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