11 Lessons You Will Learn in College the Hard Way

College Life is an essential part of everyone’s life as it teaches many things about various things. College life also teaches us to define ourselves. It shows different ideologies and perceptions of life.

College life is full of new friendships, living in boho rooms, amenities, crush, first hangover, the bunks, etc. You can do various things for the first time in your life while in college time.

This article will discuss some of the best lessons we learned the hard way in our college life.

Here Are the Most Important Lessons That I And We All Have Learned the Hard Way During Our College Life

You, Will, Grow Apart from Some People

You, Will, Grow Apart from Some People

As we all know, some of us move to a new city or state to join college. So, with less communication with old friends, the old friendship began to fade away slowly. So, it is natural to lose friends.

In the first year of college, everyone in the class is amiable, as it is a new beginning for everyone. Everyone wants to create new friendships. As time passes by and the second semester comes, everyone in the class settles with new friend groups.

And at the end year of college, you will find the best of friends who will be with you till your whole life, and those are the real gems.

Do not Hold on To People/Situations That Hold You Back

Do not Hold on To People That Hold You Back

It would help if you cleverly made decisions while making friends as there are some toxic friends too who enemies in friends’ faces are. These are the people who have the potential to distract you from your goals and turn you into a bad character.

You must wisely choose whom you are friends with as if your friends do not cheer you up when you win, beware, then they are not your friends. They are only with you for their motive. You only need those people in your life who bring out the best in you as it is always said a wise man chooses quality over quantity.

Do not Waste Time Regretting Over the Past – You Can’t Change It

Do not Waste Time Regretting Over the Past

You must learn that regretting anything which is gone and not going to come back is ultimately a waste of time and positive energy as you cannot change anything which has already happened. So, you must accept the situation and move on from that as soon as possible.

Honestly, this is the only thing you can do. You must learn from your mistakes and make sure that you will not repeat the same mistake in the future again.

This is very beneficial for your upcoming life if you learn this lesson early in your life.

Do Not Procrastinate

Do Not Procrastinate

Procrastination is a thing that every student has done in their college life, it gives you some relief from your work, but the work you have postponed to another day gives you double the amount of stress. So, it is suggested for every student that if they have the habit of procrastinating things, they must reduce it slowly, unless they will not succeed in life.

You can enjoy your life after completing your to-do list, and it feels much better than procrastinating the work. There are various methods available to help the students reduce this habit, such as the Pomodoro Technique, and many more.

Learn How to Deal with Failures

Learn How to Deal with Failures

Dealing with failures is the most crucial moment in every student’s life. Winning and losing both are part of life. No matter if you win or lose, you must have to push yourself, and you must accept that life does not always go your way.

Sometimes failures are essential too as it teaches some of the best life lessons which success can never teach you. Success can boost your ego, while failures can give you experiences.

But you must make sure that you are learning from your failures; otherwise, you are wasting your time and doing yourself a disservice.

Do What Makes You Happy

Do What Makes You Happy

It would help if you learned very early in your life that keeping yourself first is always the priority. You do not have to lose yourself by pleasing others all the time.

It does not matter whatever the situation is; you must put your happiness first and then care about others. Loving and taking care of yourself is not selfish.

You are the only one responsible for your happiness as it is your life, and no one else will live it for you.

The most important thing about other people is that they always judge you no matter what, so you do not fear what other people will think.

Do Not Be Afraid to Walk Alone

Do Not Be Afraid to Walk Alone

You don’t need anyone to support you; if you are alone with your decision, then it’s completely ok; it’s your life; you have the right to make the best decisions for your life whether anyone supports you or not.

During the first semester of college, many students do not make any friends or do not have any students with their common interests. It is challenging for introverted people to make friends or convince everyone to support them, so they must do it alone.

No matter if anyone is supporting you or not, you are always strong enough to walk alone.

Understand Your Limits. Take Breaks – Don’t Overwork Yourself

Understand Your Limits. Take Breaks - Don't Overwork Yourself

You must understand your maximum limits; working more than limits can result in burning you out. You do not need to do multitasking; instead, focusing on one thing at a time is more beneficial.

You must follow a daily routine to avoid more workload, and then you must prioritize your tasks, and you must ignore everything that creates a distraction in your life.

We all need a break in our life after an endless amount of work, and it is necessary too. So, it is recommended for college students to take a break after their exams and semester ends.

Time Flies

Time Flies

It would help if you enjoyed each moment of your life as the past will not come back. College life is considered the best moment in everyone’s life. It teaches you many things, makes friends, loses friends, and grows through it.

You have no idea how fast the time flies; you are in the final year of graduation and thinking that I was in the 1st semester last month. That is how time works.

Be Present

Be Present

As we have mentioned earlier that we must live every moment of your life. Thinking more about the future will make you worry and regret dwelling over the past has no point, as it is not coming back. So, it is better to live in the present and enjoy everything.

As we know, time moves faster than our thought, but we are always waiting for the next achievement and thinking about what will happen next.

So, it is suggested for every college student to live in the present and live every moment happily.

Sooner or Later, You Will Find a Passion

Sooner or Later, You Will Find a Passion

More than 80% of college students do not know what they will be in the future. They do not have a plan or purpose for attending college.

But, sooner or later, you must find your passion and start working on it. There is enough time in college to find what you love. So, it would help if you tried something new without hesitation.

College is full of ups and downs, so you must find your work of interest as soon as possible.

These are the 11 lessons which you are going to learn the hard way in college.

Final Words

At last, we have discussed several points that you will learn the hard way in college. However, there are several other factors as well that you will learn gradually with time.

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Jack Palmer

Jack Palmer holds a PhD in Education from the University of Oxford and has been influencing the field of educational research and policy for 10 years. He joined our editorial team in 2019, enriching readers with insights on educational trends and teaching methodologies. Jack’s prior experience includes a professorship at a prestigious university and a policy advisor role in education reform. He is a passionate advocate for lifelong learning and enjoys playing the piano in his free time.

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