2. You are more goal-oriented than at any other time in your life. Whether it is a weekly quiz, mid-term or a final, there is always a short-term objective in front of you. And of course your long-term objective is graduation. Setting and reaching measurable goals puts you on the pathway of success.
4. You are in the prime of your life and your health is at a peak. With few exceptions, chronic illnesses, effects of aging and many other besetting problems are not yet a part of your life. Enjoy the fact that you have abilities and agilities that will diminish in time.
6. You are making lifelong friends with people from many different places, people with different languages and customs. When you reach that stage in life where you can afford to travel, you will always have a friend or two in some remote and distant part of the world that would welcome a visit from an old school chum.
7. Within the structured environment of your school experience there are numerous opportunities to become involved in a worthy cause. Be it a social club, academic club, political group, technique following or an athletic team, take advantage of the options before you. Get involved-make a difference. Many of these experiences will prepare you for greater community responsibilities once you are in practice. State and national associations thrive on the enthusiasm of new members, especially recent graduates.
9. Keep an open mind. Many students lock their focus onto a single technique, a certain philosophy, a charismatic personality or some other icon. You are in school to learn, so if you are inclined to a certain perspective, don’t allow that to close your options to another point of view.
10. Finally, take time for yourself and your family. Experience nature, be a good companion, work to develop character traits that will make you a good companion, parent, colleague, doctor, and allow you to contribute to a better society. Keep a journal and write down some of your experiences, they will bring back many happy memories in the years to come.