With school, and often times with life, I have a "get through" mindset. What I mean by that is: if I can just make it through, pass that test, get through the day, finish my work, whatever it is, then I can make it. It keeps me going, it keeps me strong. I believe there is value in setting short-term, achievable goals, and these sorts of goals have power. Maybe you're a long-term goal-setter, but here are a few thoughts I have that just might help you. Or they might help someone else. That's the goal, helping people (I think that's a pretty good goal 😉).
When we set goals of any length, it's important to remember that pushing on towards the finish is worth it, and we can make it. Don't give up, get through.
I'm a really extroverted person. As an extrovert, I have less trouble than most people with getting to know people and making connections. (But extroverts and introverts are both great in their own ways, the world needs both 😉) Connections are vitally important. I hope I can provide some perspective on how important they really are.
Oh, and let me clarify: getting connected is similar, but not the same as getting plugged in. There are subtle differences that I'll get into in just a second, but if you haven't read about getting plugged in, you should 😉. When we get connected, our lives and the lives of those around us become intertwined. Then, we get stronger, forming long-lasting ties. Getting connected makes us stronger, and honestly, it makes life way more fun.