“I studied for like … four hours last night!”
“Time to buckle down and study for the next like … 12 hours of my life.”
Every time I see things like this I always raise an eyebrow.
See, studying isn’t quite so much about how much you do as how you do it.
It’s “quality over quantity” at work. You’ve heard “study smart, not hard” … I think you should do both.
If you’re focused and work smart and hard, you really can get more done in one hour than most can in three.
It’s about budgeting your time, making clear, step-by-step action plans, working backwards, using tools like spaced repetition, and generally being focused and intentional about what you do.
Because in the long view, your life isn’t about school. Your education is a tool to help you get where you want to go and do the things you want to do.
Work hard … but work well.