What I learned the most during my first year of college was self-accountability. Well really, that along with self-actualization because there were several reasons why I was in my position. I didn’t become more polished like I should’ve, didn’t get an internship, didn’t listen to others for advice, didn’t separate myself from people, and most importantly, didn’t look myself in the mirror.
I didn’t realize my flaws until 12 months after graduating, which is the hardest to do. It’s difficult admitting your weaknesses and cons, but it’s better being aware than being told by someone else. It was harder than I thought, but doing so allowed me to work on my weaknesses, my flaws, and improved them significantly over the months. All it took was time and effort.
Also, one of the main things I learned during my first year is to not do too much. Meaning if you want to focus on your niche or any project, then put forth all energy and effort into it. This will allow you to get better. My mistake was trying to write a book, work on a blog, articles and trying to edit videos for my mother.
It may seem like you’re on the right track being occupied, but you’re not. Instead of greatly improving in one area, my time is dispersed throughout many outlets resulting in little to no progress. The only way to become great is to try your best with one thing at a time.
Think of anything you pursued in life whether it was a game, sport, hobby, etc., you gave it your all. I don’t want you to get discouraged when deciding whichever route, you want to pursue. It’s okay to not like something after a while.
It’s normal and required to try new things and even more necessary to fail. I wrote 2 books and a blog before finally discovering my gift. It takes time, trial and error. Don’t worry about failing, always keep pushing. Remember that failure is the best teacher. Without failure, we can’t become successful.