Posts Tagged ‘success’
Mistakes will happen – to everyone, no matter who you are. The difference between success and failure is whether you let those mistakes stop you. Your dreams are too valuable. So here are some things to keep in mind whenever you have a setback:
- Set a lot of little goals. When you set smaller goals that you can achieve quickly, it’s easier to see how much progress you’re really making. And that can do wonders for your attitude.
- Find success stories. Find stories about people who overcame obstacles. Like this guy. Sometimes a little inspiration goes a long way.
- Learn from mistakes. Try never to make the same mistake twice. Pay attention to what you could do better and apply it the next time. You can learn more from one mistake than from 50 successes.
- Remember it’s a mistake—it’s not you. The mistake may have been foolish, but you are not. Don’t let a mistake define how you see yourself.
Don’t give up. You’re too strong for that.
Katina C. 2007 Graduate, Diploma in Pharmacy Technician, talks about her experience at Everest College, being a single parent and the advantages of having a flexible schedule.
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Heading Back to School
As your school year starts back up again, you’re probably starting to think about how this year will turn out. You’ve got a lot on your plate and you’re trying to juggle school, friends and family—hang in there! Start by setting some goals for yourself: do you want to score higher on the SATs? Make the varsity team? Get better grades than last year? Get a part-time job?
Make a list of your goals and work steadily toward achieving them; you’ll be surprised what you can do when you put your mind to it!
It’s never too early to be thinking about life after school—what will you be doing after you graduate? Think of some of your own personal dreams of success—do you know how to get there?
Whatever your idea of success is, it is widely accepted that higher education will help you in your future. College graduates earn an average of $20,000 more per year than people who only have a high school diploma!*
Branch out of your comfort zone this year and create some opportunities for yourself to meet new people, have new experiences, and learn something new about yourself. Get involved in your school to make it more enjoyable and to give yourself something to do besides homework and projects and tests. Join a club that meets at lunchtime or after school; try out for a sports team; volunteer for community service.
Employers are always looking for employees who are well-rounded, who can work hard and also get along with their co-workers. Take the opportunity this school year to meet new people, make new friends and work on your social skills.
Obama’s Back-to-School Event
On September 8, President Obama will appear in a 30-minute documentary along with LeBron James and Kelly Clarkson to talk about the importance of education. The program is called “Get Schooled: It’s Your Right” and will air at 5pm PST on BET, MTV, VH1, CMT, Comedy Central, SpikeTV and Nickelodeon. Mark your calendars and make sure you tune in!
*2007 College Board study by Sandy Baum and Jennifer Ma. Your local market data likely differs from these statistics.