Habits for College Admission and Beyond

The biggest difference between those who want to succeed, and those who do succeed, is not intention, nor access to information, but the ability to do what we know we should do. Doing is hard. Ask any adult who has been trying to get on a fitness routine.  However, here are our 20 minute habits that we find help many students:

  • Identify one thing that will significantly improve your chances of admission, if you work on it for just 20 minutes every day. Now, put a reminder on your phone, and just think about that (difference you can make) every day.

  • Take life 20 minutes at a time, and focus on whatever you are doing now. If you are on a break, do it away from all that homework that is due. If you are doing homework, turn your phone off.

  • If you tend to lose track of time, use a timer to make yourself stop in 20 minutes, take stock, and then proceed.

  • Whenever you do any of the above, take a mental bow, and let that good feeling wash over you

About the Author


Yosepha Greenfield grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Political Science. While at Yale, she was the Captain of the Women’s Basketball team and the starting point guard. Under her leadership, the team advanced to the NIT tournament for the first time in program history.

Throughout her academic, athletic, and professional career, Yosepha has dedicated herself to helping people become the best version of themselves. She has mentored several young female athletes, promoted the importance of fitness through children’s exercise videos and fitness startups, and now works to help as many students as possible achieve their admissions goals.

Yosepha is also a six-time National Champion in Tae Kwon Do.