With regional conferences in our rear view mirror, the worst thing to do is let your competitive events remain static. Continuous editing and rethinking can prove to be extremely beneficial moving into state conference season. Here are four tips to keep you proactive on your journey to Chattanooga and our annual State Conference.
Get Teacher and Advisor Feedback
Advisors and mentors give some of the best advice when it comes to competitive events. Ask your advisor what it takes to reach the level of success that you wish to achieve.
Set Realistic Goals and Follow Through
Create a calendar, to-do list, or a spreadsheet of the things you have to complete. Break up your projects into smaller goals rather than trying to face the situation as a whole. If you do this, you will be more likely to accomplish your goals and have higher levels of productivity.
Delegate Tasks Amongst Your Teammates
Don’t try to do everything yourself! Personally, I struggle with trying to take on too many things at once, and I have had to learn to start prioritizing and getting help. Sometimes it can be hard to trust others with things that are important to you, but a lot of the time, you have nothing to really worry about. Asking for help is totally acceptable! In fact, working with others will help you develop cooperative skills that will come in handy later in life.
Always Stay One Step Ahead
If you know that a major event is coming up, don’t push things off until tomorrow because eventually, there will be no more tomorrows before your deadline arrives. Procrastinating can see like a fitting option, especially on long periods away from school, but in reality, you are only adding to your workload in the future. Set alerts in your phone or purchase a planner to stay up to date in all of your endeavors.
Start implementing these strategies into your routine, and I can almost guarantee a higher level of success in your competitive events and school activities. Remember to. be PROactive, not REactive. The state officer team wishes you the best in all that you do!