I absolutely loved this article. I think its incredibly true to life, and points 20-25 hit me right close to home.
And while I think that one could go on forever, there’s one thing that at least for college students I believe is an important thing to stop wasting time on:
Stop trying to get everything ‘right’: Unfortunately, you won’t get everything right. Whether it’s the right answer, the right question, the right idea, it happens. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try to get things right at all, but change your approach from getting things right to understanding instead. What is it that you understand now? If you ask people why they want the right answer – most of us will chalk it up to grades. But at some point your experience won’t be measured in grades or quantitative evaluations, so focus on your internal progress, not getting the right answer.
So, what you think are big time wasters?