What is Scholarship Tunnel Vision?
Scholarship Tunnel Vision happens when your expectations for scholarship dollars are not matched by an accurate expectation of the effort and skills necessary to win those scholarship dollars. When this happens, you get obsessed with the dollars (the outcome) without doing the work (the process).
When you are outcome-focused instead of process-focused, it's easy to get discouraged. And when you don’t receive immediate results, you can sometimes stop applying. This is the number one reason strong students don't win scholarships—not the availability of funds as we often think.
We’re not up against scholarship dollars or student debt. We’re up against Scholarship Tunnel Vision.
So how do you avoid or overcome this?
First, make sure you understand the Scholarship Payoff Period.
Then, stay focused on executing the North Star Cycle!