When I got to college I had two goals in mind:
Commission into the Army
Live like Otter in “Animal House”
I was lucky and accomplished my goals. Looking back on it, I learned why.
At the end of the day you’re there to work
Remember, living life like Van Wilder or John Belushi is fun and all, but never at the expense of your grades. Someone is paying 4-5 times the average American salary for you to go there, so fucking reward their investment in you. There is nothing fun or attractive about being slow or ungrateful.
In college I got up at 5 every day to lift. Outside of the obvious discipline it takes to get up that early when you have no reason to, it helped me to see a glorious opportunity, nobody is awake before noon. It became my religion. Get up, lift, study. There are absolutely no distractions at this time so you can and should crush all your homework in these glorious hours.
I majored in math in college, and the 5 to 6 hours between lifting and lunch gave me ample time to complete all my assignments. This is your first priority, Monday through Friday and if you do it right you should have nothing left to do but party on the weekends.
You don’t have to take care of your studies the way I did, but I can tell you from experience that if you want the time and freedom to have a kickass social life, my way is god damn effective.
Talk to everyone
I’m not kidding. Go with people everywhere and to everything. If you find yourself alone, go chat up people at your destination or on the way to it. College is a team effort, and nobody wants to be left behind. Who knows, that lame guy that you sat down next to at lunch that one time last semester could make a million dollars overnight because he developed an app then come to you because you were the only guy that was nice to him. (I've seen it happen)
Remember, while you don’t want to build your circle with losers, never ever step on them. You are all on a level playing field so you should concentrate on adding value to everyone you meet and building relationships with those who reciprocate. It is the most valuable skill you can learn while at college.
Story Time: One day I couldn’t recruit anybody to go out to chipotle with me (Strange I know). Instead of being a loser about it, I saw it as an opportunity to make friends. Once I got there I asked a group of four guys if I could sit down with them. Turns out, it was the rush committee of Tau Kappa Epsilon. I was pretty late in the game when it came to rushing but I managed to parlay that chance encounter into the last rush party invite at the place I would one day become rush chairman.
I wanted to be in Greek Life. You don’t have to be, but take out the Greek references and you can apply that situation to anything in college. The point is something as simple as asking to sit down with some random bros can alter your existence.
Get (red pill) plugged in
This is your most important goal and its tied in with talking to everyone. Get involved, with everything. Ok, not everything but you should be in at least 1 club (fraternities don’t count) and something off campus as well. Why, because you must cast a wide net to catch a big fish.
You want to sit in your dorm and play video games all day, too fucking bad. The only time you should be doing that is when you’re doing it with your boys who you go out and have fun with.
Here’s the skinny, the guys that succeed at college are the ones with the biggest social circle, therefore the most access to parties and girls. Also, your perspective needs to be bigger than any one group of friends.
As your popularity outside of any one circle gathers momentum, a funny thing will happen to you. People will notice that your time is valuable, that you are always doing something fun, and that you are spending time at cool parties and outside shit that they don't have access to. Thanks to the work you put in on getting to know everyone, people (read sorostitutes) will start coming to you to for fun and make it their goal to become your friend.
Your journey to the top has begun
These are just the basics, but because they are the basics, you can apply them at any point in college. Get rid of all the excess, have some discipline, and get out there.
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