That voice bummed me out. It didn't change my actions—I still showed up for my morning and afternoon meditations—but it led to feelings of frustration. Not just with my past self for not having started sooner, but also with my present self for not being further along—even though that was an impossible ask. I was where I was.
But by being a little more specific about the kinds of goals we are setting, we can start to act more intentionally. In particular, there are three kinds of goals worth paying attention to throughout your test prep process.
Today's video is about clarifying the three different kinds of goals that you set. Having clearly identified the three kinds of goals, you can start to see how they interact with each other and begin to use all three more effectively. Perhaps, you'll see how one kind of goal in particular has tripped you up in the past or how you need to start rebalancing the three different types of goals.
This is by no means a comprehensive list of the qualities your test prep calls upon, but I believe that these five qualities provide an excellent foundation and also encapsulate other attitudes that facilitate a student's experience.
Watch this video to find out what five qualities I most often observe in students who get amazing results from their SAT and ACT prep.
There are many ways to address testing anxiety, and it's nice to have a few tools in your feel-good toolbox. In today's video, I share one of my all-time favorites. It's a quick mindset shift that will help you dissolve anxiety within moments.
Can you guess which of those options I recommend?
Today, I uploaded a short video to YouTube so that I could say a quick "Hello!" and "Happy Independence Day!"
Plus, I explain why it's useful (and correct!) to think of prepping for the SAT and ACT as a *choice* that you are making, rather than as an obligatory part of the college admissions process <—even if that's exactly how it feels sometimes.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday!!
Instead, I’m going to talk to you about optimism and exactly how much of it you need at any point of the test prep process in order to ultimately be successful.
The answer may surprise you.
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