Self-knowledge, your most important asset

You’ll do better in college if you develop self-knowledge. What are your strong points? What do you struggle with? Keeping a frequent journal can help you learn these things about yourself.

Taking note of what your thought processes are like is called metacognition, or thinking about your thinking. Look at some important decision you made in the past. Ask yourself what steps you took in thinking the situation through. Did you begin by focusing on the negative possible outcomes? Or did you start by thinking about the positives? The latter method would have better results for you because it focuses on what you could gain rather than what you could lose. If you analyze what steps you take to come to a conclusion, you can improve your thought process.

More to come.