Seven Habits of Highly Successful Students



Have you wondered why some students seem to struggle through college while others seem to ace with straight A’s? What is it that those students have, and others lack?

In this article, I want us to look at seven habits that highly successful students have.


  1. Believe they will get the best marks and succeed.

Believing in your mind that you will succeed is the beginning. The first thing you want to do is to get yourself out of the mindset that classes are difficult which causes you to get anxious. As long as you studied and did your part, believe you will pass highly. It all begins with a positive mindset. Avoid getting test anxiety that makes you lose confidence before exams and causes you not to focus well.


  1. Master time management

Time management is something successful students take seriously. If you find you are involved in too many activities, limiting activities is vital so that you create time to study. Successful students have a timetable that they stick to. Create a realistic timetable and try to stick to it as much as possible.

You may have a part-time job to help with your bills; this is important, but you need to limit how many hours you put into your work outside of school.


3.  Minimize distractions

Highly successful people understand that focus is important. They study in quiet places with minimal distractions. They turn off their cell phone and TV. Soft music with no lyrics can help one relax and focus. They understand that loud music that is wordy may not be the best for studying.


  1. Reward themselves

After serious study, highly successful students understand the importance of rewarding themselves. They watch their favorite show and listen to your best music. They treat themselves by going out and enjoying a favorite activity. They also allocate some time to do their hobby.


  1. Connect with their professors

Successful students understand the importance of connecting with their professors. They know the need to ask questions and are not afraid to speak up when they are left behind.


  1. Do not procrastinate

It is easy to say you will do your work later. The problem is when you procrastinate, you eventually get overwhelmed. Successful students do not procrastinate even if the assignment is difficult. Not doing your work until the last minute always tends to bring confusion, and you will not pass your exam when you feel overwhelmed.


7.  Take care of themselves

A healthy body means a healthy mind. Successful students know they have to eat right. They exercise and stay well hydrated. They avoid binge eating or drinking alcohol when they should be studying for exams.

It is not difficult to be successful and to get straight A’s; applying these tips will make you a highly successful student.

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About The Author
Joyce Fiodembo is a nurse and author. You can find plenty of resources on her blog;, where she writes to inspire and uplift nurses to thrive. Joyce is the author of “The Foreign Nurses Guide to Settling in America” and “How Nurses Cope with Difficult Coworkers” found on Her other book "Reflections and Prayers for Nurses" can be found on She started her career in Kenya where she worked as a travel, ICU and operating room nurse. Joyce works with nurses who may be struggling with cultural challenges, equipping them to settle down easily. She is also a career counselor, helping nurses with interview skills and resume writing among others. Currently working in Ohio, she enjoys volunteering for mobile clinics abroad. Joyce is passionate about writing and currently has a website with a goal of inspiring nurses worldwide. You can visit her website at
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