One Powerful Habit of Highly Effective Actuarial Students
Have you ever read the book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey? Here it is on Amazon if you haven’t.
In one section of the book, the author talks about how animals, by nature, really only react to changes in their environment. They don’t have the foresight to know what’s coming and so they’re constantly just reacting to whatever happens.
Humans are different though. We have the ability to purposefully influence how things will be in the future. If we want something to be different later, we can implement changes in our lives now in order to make that happen (or at least try to make that happen).
That’s called being proactive. It means taking actionable steps towards a desirable future result. That’s one of the 7 habits of highly effective people that the author talks about.
But instead of being proactive, many people just end up being reactive (like animals are). They blame things outside of themselves for the things that happen and that makes them feel ‘not at fault’. Interesting concept, isn’t it?
So, you may be wondering how this relates to studying for an actuarial exam. How can you be more effective?
Well, right now you have the ability change the outcome of your exam. You can choose to study hard every day, and get the help you need in order to give you the best chance of passing.
- Maybe that means upgrading your study materials because yours aren’t working for you.
- Maybe it means joining the Study Strategy Program.
- Maybe it just means you need to sit down, plan out your study schedule, and stick to it (for real).
I know you want to pass your exam, so be proactive about it, and don’t just hope things all work out.