In a race, it is natural to move quickly in order to accomplish the ultimate goal of being the first to make it to the finish line. A runner doesn’t have to be reminded about the element of time and how it is limited once the race begins. The same applies to life. Life is a race to the finish line. In your life, there are numerous finish lines. A finish line for you can be:
- A class period
- A semester
- A school year
- The completion of a project
All these things require a finite amount of time. That means there comes a point when the time runs out and you need to be at the finish line. Therefore, it is important that you watch your pace. Pace is defined as your steady rate of movement towards the completion of a task or project. For example, you have been given a Portfolio Project. The project is a test grade and requires a lot of research. You have 3 months to complete the project. The project can be broken down into 12 smaller assignments. Your pace in this instance would be defined as how often you complete these 12 small assignments. Is it 1 per week, 2 per week, or 3 per week? This pace would obviously get the project completed with plenty to time left to make sure the project is just the way you want it.
However, a bad pace would result in a negative outcome. One completed assignment every other week only yields half of the project completed. Any pace that doesn’t get the job done is a snail’s pace and you can do better. Stay away from the snail’s pace by setting goals and asking for help when you are stuck. This is how you finish your homework on time.
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It can be done