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Thu Sep 12, 2013, 08:08 AM

9. I would bet that the majority of students at your school (an actual 50%+)...

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... are experiencing the exact same problems that you are -- they're pretty much universal
student issues. I started with 18 semester hours and was overwhelmed. Moved to 15 and
STILL overwhelmed. I was much more centered when I went to 12.
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Have you checked out your school's counselor's/advisors? Because your problems ARE so
universal, they may be of more help with these specific issues than your psychiatrist, etc.
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Your postings here have always given me the impression that you're VERY bright, perhaps
"gifted" and, as such, you may not have been confronted with as many things that are
actually intellectually challenging for you. Now that you ARE running into more things that
are difficult, you're flexing intellectual and self-motivational muscles that you didn't know
you had... and now they're aching like hell from their unaccustomed usage. Didn't you
ever feel like quitting when you first started doing some major walks/hikes?
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Your confidence and abilities will grow, sometimes BARELY incrementally... sometimes
exponentially -- but the more you accomplish, the more you will be ABLE to accomplish.
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You'll have a baseline, a history. More-and-more you'll be able to say, "Pfffttt, last
month I got through that... THIS is comparatively nothing."
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Unless you expect to be able to easily complete 20-mile mental/intellectual "hikes"
without building up to those levels gradually.
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You've DONE things. You'll be able to do more and bigger things with time and
experience. Trust me on this... I know firsthand of what I'm saying.
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