1. Be Proactive
Take actions to plan, obtain resources, gather information, and carry out plans. Take initiatives to propose an idea, to carry it out, and to see it through. Take responsibilities for the mistakes that occur and be willing to make sacrifices.
Put important things first. Some people recommend doing what’s most urgent first (what’s due earlier), but usually it’s on what counts the most. So for example, if you have a quit that’s worth 5% due in the next day, but a project worth 25% due in three days, the more important task to first is actually the 25%.
3. Figure Out What You Want
Determine what you want, and go for it. Envision the end goal and have each step work towards it. Try not to go all over the place. For example, if your goal is to get a decent job after you graduate, then focus on the things that are most likely to land you that job.