Finding the Drive to Return to School
Many individuals in Salt Lake City are
choosing to return to school to receive
additional education or to finish up their
stalled education. This they are doing for a
number of reasons but mostly because
they have all found that the old phrase
“knowledge is power” is becoming
increasingly true in all industries of
But with the difficult task of screening
potential employees, employers typically
rely on the information provided by the
applicant concerning their qualifications
and experience. This will include relevant
work experience but will also include vital academic achievements and qualifications that will show that
the applicant is competent in achieving success in a particular field.
Gaining a Leg Up
Persons in Salt Lake City are taking note of this and are deciding that returning to finish school or
returning to school to gain additional training, education, and certification in a particular field, say
accounting for example, will help them to reach their career goals. But returning to school can be a
major event in a person’s life and should not be undertaken lightly.
There will be a palpable increase in the amount of stress in the life of the returning student as well as
feelings of doubt and discouragement. Additionally, balancing the added work load of a college degree
with the various and equally demanding
responsibilities of an independent adult can be
In order to successfully complete this challenge of
returning to school in Salt Lake City, an individual
must have a solid plan of attack. Preparation for
the task ahead will ensure the person
endeavoring to improve their situation mitigated
stress levels and a certain amount of guaranteed
Setting the Goal
The first step in attaining any goal is to set one and to set one for the right reasons. Having a clear goal
or reason in mind for why on earth you are returning to school after a period of absence will help drive
you to complete that goal.
Because you do know why you returned to school; it was to improve in some way your circumstance or
career. If this is not the case, and if you do not have a solid reason for returning to school, or if you are
simply returning to school because you feel like it would help in some abstract way, than your partial or
complete failure in returning to school is all but sealed.
Having a clear end goal as to why you are returning to school will be the driving force behind all of the
early mornings and late nights that will be required payment by you in accomplishing your goal. Take
again the example of accounting; if becoming an accountant or becoming familiar with that discipline’s
practices will improve your career and allow you to achieve your ambitions, than waking early and
working hard at educating yourself in accounting will be at least a possibility where as if it is not a useful
goal those mornings will be spent in rationalized sleep.
With a purposeful goal in mind and put in place as the driving force, a person can successfully return to
school and achieve their ambitions.
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