One important thing I learnt in my engineering was to pre-plan everything ahead of time. Pre- planning has the advantage of allowing you to learn more about what you are doing and, more significantly, why you are doing it. Compare this to simply getting through it by doing something.  From the moment I had (back log) critical subjects in my engineering up to this day, I preplan everything about my academic’s life along with my work life. Also, we shouldn’t be afraid about failure genuinely; and they will often appear. Just we should make sure we get up and try again or try something else.