As the nine weeks comes to a close, it is a time to reflect on what we have done and where we are going. Unfortunately, it is also a time when many students begin to lose focus in class and of their longterm goals. It is easy to get sucked into short-term thinking by wanting to avoid a task or class assignment. However, those short-term decisions affect your long-term goals and success and can keep you from reaching your potential. How can you avoid negative short-term thinking and remain focused on your goals in order to be successful this year?