Hello B-Effectors and I hope you had a wonderful time on the break or doing what you wanted to do! Informative video if you like those at the bottom!
Inquiry Question: How can we use effective research and studying to build a successful life?
Hopefully some of you had effectively studied for the tests that are coming up. As this research is looking towards, utilizing these skills, how does it lead to building a fantastic future. (Beyond the getting into higher education and having a successful life, because this is no longer the only path for all of us now)
Last post, I talked about a survey. I realized that spring break was around the corner and this was not the best time for it since I doubt people would be able to do the survey anyway. I will push it at a later date!
I was planning to be analyzing the survey in this round, but changes happen!
- What is success?
To establish this topic and understand it entirely, we need to first know that is is subjective.
Anne Sweeney said it best: (1)
"Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live."
Dictionary definition about this word "success" is favorable or desired outcome. What this means is that it is desired. It is achieving something what you wanted. Which is the outcome. Goalcast is a large motivational base platform and hundreds of renowned speakers are on it and being referred to. An exercise to define what success is can be done in 3 sections (1):
- Determine all the outcomes or achievements you want with questions.
What this means is implementing questions for your goals. They are the deep-type questions. Example: What impact do you want to make in the world?
- Reverse that question. This allows you to look at both sides of the coin and creates insight for you.
- Imagine the ideal life. This forms the vision that you want to achieve. It is a focus and narrows down on the steps towards this "success" of yours.
After looking at multiple sources, I found a common theme being displayed. I will use only a couple sources to support this; however, it is repeated a lot. Inc's article talks about how the strategy in growing (to be an entrepreneur). Where you surround yourself with people that you should and want to be with (2). This takes on the concept in school where if you want to succeed academically, sit next to the smart person. Doctor DePaulo Ph.D explains a research conducted which the results favored that success depends on friendship skills than romantic skills (3). What this goes to show is that how we act, associate and people we surround ourselves with matters that leads to a certain degree of success (2)(3). The objectives of these two, the outcomes, are different. The similar message between the two illustrates this if I was to make it into one sentence with the redefined definition above:
"People you have in your life can affect the objective you want to achieve."
Alright. This is a topic that can be better understood by everyone. For example, we set our outcomes within the academic field. We measure success through our academic achievements. Within this, small private victories are made to contribute to an overall collective success (which could be a grade for a class or graduation).
A psychology professor at California State university assembled his suggestions in achieving academic success. Dr. Stevens states that there are several factors that leads to academic achievement. University of Toronto and Harvard also had put together their points that can lead a student to an academic success. Down below is the mesh of those key components:
- How you read, study, solve and learn information
- Work Habits
- Time management
- Know where your time is used (5)
- Clear, strong goals
- Self Control and motivation
- Take notes
- Attend lectures (5)
- Prepare for exams.
- Know how to write exams
- Positive mindset, budget time, arrive early, have the supplies you need, read and write clearly (5)
- Getting help from resources at your school/institution
- Know your strengths (6)
- Set priorities (with a priority pie graph) (6)
- This is one is interesting: Prioritize Happiness (6)
- Be resilient, make the time to recover (6) -in other words, rest
(4) (5) (6)
Lastly, I want to hit the audio aspect. Simon Sinek who is a speaker, author and consultant that talks about the science in success. I understand not everyone has 40 minutes to use to listen to someone talk. He goes in depth the chemicals that goes on in your body. (Oxycontin and dopamine for example). So I listened for you
- (Roughly at 5 mins) He talks about writing down goals. They have to be tangible.
"If you can't see your goals, it's going to be very hard to achieve them and be motivated"
- (Roughly at 11 mins) Sinek explains the key in standing together. It becomes easier to face dangers. This is a closer look at what it means to surround yourself with the right people in your life. Breaking down this information further, it looks at survival in human instincts. It is a form of safety.
- (Roughly 16 mins) Taking risks and trust between others is crucial.
- (Roughly 22 mins) Genuine human bonds and acts of human generosity creates forms of happiness - a point that is made by Harvard, prioritizing happiness
- (Roughly 30 mins) A relationship takes time. It takes steps, Sinek describes the process for love. This is the same for achieving success to get to the result.
My next topic will look into what "success" is using a scientific fact-based support, review the survey given and analyze it, studying techniques and how can we change our habits.
- https://www.psychologytoday.co...skills-romantic-ones (Dr. DePaulo)
- https://web.csulb.edu/~tstevens/academic.htm (Dr. Stevens)
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEARhhmAyIY (Simon Sinek)
Thanks! See you in ROUND 4 (Or new cycle)
My next topic will look into everyone's previous comment topics, wrap ups, detailed information that will be extended from round 1 2 or 3 that I feel requires more elaboration for the benefit of you readers and research!
Teachers: Ms. Martin, Ms. Royle, Ms. Stuart.
S: stands for "Series" which is unique to a research question
Got thoughts, ideas, opinions or something to say? Type away below and i'll be sure to see them (and typically reply to them in my next post!)
I look forward to seeing you read this, as I am looking forward to read your research too!