When a contractor decides that he/she wants to build a house, there are a number of factors that must be considered.
- How much time is needed to build the house?
- How many workers will be needed?
- How much is the material?
- Could weather affect the pace of the work?
- Are the plans safe and up to code?
- How much should I charge to make sure that I am left with a profit?
It would be unwise for the contractor to simply begin building and answer these important questions as the building process is ongoing. A contractor who neglects to answer these questions will be frustrated with the results. Additionally, it is possible that the house may never get built because the contractor didn’t take the time to think about the possible barriers and how to overcome them. Before any work is done, most contractors will sit down and consider all of these factors. When they do this, they are counting the cost of building the house. Understanding the cost allows the contractors to make solid decisions that allow them to successfully build the structure. It would be very disappointing to begin building and later find out you don’t have everything you need.
The same principle applies in life and school. If you decide that you would like to earn a 3.5 GPA, you have to sit down and determine what you will need to do in order to make that happen. A 3.5 GPA is easy to talk about, but very challenging to achieve. Having an understanding of what is required (cost) of you allows you a better chance of success. Here are few things you will need if you desire to earn a 3.5 GPA:
- Hard work
- Complete ALL assignments to the best of your ability
- Pay attention in class
- Come to class on time
- Ask for and use feedback
Don’t allow yourself to attempt a goal only to abandon it later. Count the cost. Think about it.
Marvin Byrd (c/o 98)
It can be done