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What Drives Success?
If you are in the "Map Your Academic Success" workshop, then you have found the right quiz!
1. When faced with a new and difficult task, your first thought is:
"I've got this!"
"This is going to be hard, but I'm pretty sure I can do it."
"I don't think I can handle this."
2. A job that you have always wanted opens up. You:
Fill out the application immediately. How can they turn you down - this is the job you were born to do!
Take some time to evaluate the many pros and cons before applying.
Don't apply... I mean, what if you don't get it? You will be devastated!
3. When you are working in a group setting, your attitude is:
"Even though all of the group members are strong, I can bring my own strengths to the group, be a leader, and contribute meaningful ideas."
"I may not be the strongest member of this group, but I definitely can play a secondary role."
"I don't want to look stupid in front of this group... I should keep quiet."
4. When you are in a competitive situation (sport, board game, contest), you think to yourself:
"I have a real shot at winning this!"
"I might win this, if I get a bit lucky."
"I have zero chance... why do I even bother?"
5. After completing a big project, you:
Immediately reflect on what you could have done better and prepare for next time.
Briefly think about your work, but move on to the next task fairly quickly.
Party hard to celebrate a job well done!
6. You encounter an obstacle in your work. You:
View it as a challenge and work even harder to achieve your goal.
Get frustrated, but manage to power through.
Hide and hope everything works out for the best.
7. What does
, the pursuit of what you want to achieve, mean to you?
Stress and anxiety
8. After completing an assignment, you:
Check it over thoroughly and look for ways to go above and beyond.
Look it over to make sure that all of the elements of the assignment are complete.
Make sure I have something done just in time to slide it under the teacher's door before it's officially "late"
9. You get distracted from your work:
I couldn't even finish reading this question without playing with something shiny.
10. You have finished a project with an hour to spare. What do you do next?
Look over your to-do list and get a head start on your next project.
Knock off one or two simple things from your to-do list and then take it easy.
11. When you sit down to study or do school work, you:
Study or do school work almost the whole time.
Spend half the time studying and doing school work and the other half doing something else.
Play video games, Facebook, Twitter, pretending to play guitar. Some school work gets done... maybe.
12. When you have a task you need to complete, but are presented with the opportunity to do something you really enjoy, you:
Complete your school work first, using the other activity as a reward.
Switch between both activities - you're only human.
Ditch the school work and do the thing you want to do. You will get to the school work eventually.