Smarter learning is an essential skill that is often overlooked because it can be difficult to recognize when it’s necessary. While integrating into a new program, I was challenged with the difficulties of new concepts and adjusting to a different lifestyle. I was overwhelmed with assignments and thought I would be unable to succeed within the program. However, I persisted and understood that learning is a progressive process rather than a fixed one. I had cultivated a growth mindset.
Using this mindset, I understood myself better as a learner and explored different methods of studying. I shifted my methods of study to watching videos instead of reading textbooks. These past challenges taught me to look at shortcomings as valuable learning experiences. In addition, to be resilient in the face of adversity. As a result, I had drastic improvement and success within the program.