A few years ago, when I first got the idea to write a book, I got excited and wrote the book proposal and a chapter and then put it aside. Each day I thought I would come back to it, but instead I procrastinated and told myself I would work on it the following week. Of course I didn't! But then I signed a contract with a publisher and had no choice but to get down to business. I set aside an hour each morning and wrote without interruption. Knowing I could stop after an hour somehow made the process less imposing. Before I knew it I had finished the manuscript.
Applying to college is the same; delving into the Common and Coalition Applications, supplemental essays, requesting letters of recommendation, transcripts and sending test scores, can seem daunting. And it is. But there is only one way around it - just get started:
- Dedicate a focused 30-45 minutes per day on college related stuff, e.g. essays, filling out applications, requesting transcripts, sending test scores, writing supplements, etc.
- Set an achievable goal each day and check it off your list.
- Turn off Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, SnapChat, Instagram, texting, etc. during that time.
Then take a step back and admire what you've accomplished!