What It Takes to Get a College Degree
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What It Takes to Get a College Degree

It takes certain distinct qualities to understand and be assured and absolutely positive that you will earn your college degree within the time that you set yourself up for. You have to be tough, hard working, and very confident that you will indeed graduate. It also takes sacrifice from your personal life. Sacrifice, confidence, hard work, and resilience is what everything shall take. All graduates can look back and say “I did it!”

What does it really take to get a college degree?


College students of all orders need to be resilient to some degree. No pun intended. In fact, you have to be resilient to fight off setbacks and be able to endure the amount of time that it is going to take to earn your college degree. Many times students will want to quit and say “F” it all. But will must carry you on. Pure will and resilience.

I bet all college graduates can look back at their college career and say that they were resilient at some point. Resilience is the will to keep going and tough it out when things go south. College is full of highs and lows.

Hard work

Hard work has always been the key to success for me. I mean you can be the most talented person on planet Mars, but if you don't want work real hard no one will ever notice you. You got to work hard and you got to want this shit. They don't hand college degrees out in the store. Students have to earn them. Graduates go back. They earn more education. Work hard. Because what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

But what makes you stronger can give you gray hair though.


Sacrifice. This is inevitable. Probably a regular part of life but is is an extreme theme in college. Over the course of a year, students will sacrifice their family, friends, and fun social outings for their work load. Motherfuckers got to go without. Yes its hard but this is the definition of sacrifice.

I remember having to sacrifice my health for my grades and school work. I often would go to sleep late, staying up all night to do my homework.


Maybe more than anything, you need to be confident and self assured that you can and will graduate in your chosen field of study. Be confident in your talents and abilities. You need to be your biggest believer and motivator. It all starts from within. Real talk. How do you expect to achieve a college degree without knowing it?

I assure you this confidence will be essential for after you finish college. A college degree is something to be proud of. Graduates will always know that you achieved something by yourself. All graduates can look back and say “I did it!”

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It is perhaps a greater benefit to earn that degree when in your youth.  A neighbor\'s son before completed 2yrs of college while in high school and 2yrs later, degree in hand, was offered a \'role.\" Thanks for sharing this report.