I completed my formal education a few years ago.
Looking back over the 17 years I spent in school, I realize that if I had been smarter, it would have been more rewarding.
It takes time to gain wisdom. To help students in this process I decided to write this article where I will share 50 Words of Wisdom that every student should hear.
If you follow the advice in this article, I am sure you will be a happier and more successful student.
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1. Don't underestimate your parents.Your parents can nag you and you may feel like they don't understand you. But they love you unconditionally, so appreciate them whenever you can.
2. Getting a bad grade isn't the end of the world.In a few years you won't even remember most of your grades. if you get oneBad grade, learn from your mistakes and prepare better for the next exam.
3. Use of the Internet as an educational tool rather than an entertainment tool.The internet can keep you entertained for hours. But with sites likeUdemy,Udacityehow things work, the internet can also make you a much more educated person.
4. Stress is a fact of life, but it should never become a way of life.This means that it is normal to feel stressed and tired from time to time. But if you're feeling stressed and tired almost every day, you need to reevaluate your life to see what you should be doing differently.
5. Learn to manage your money.As a student, you probably don't have a lot of money. This is good because you can learn to spend, save, invest and give with little risk. Learn Money Management Skills While You're Young!
6. Make sleep a priority.Research proves that sleep is essentialBrain Health and Function🇧🇷 Make getting it a priorityeight hours of sleep a night, and you will be a better, happier student.
7. Ask for help when you need it.There's no shame in asking for help. If you can't find the answer on Google, don't hesitate to ask your teachers or parents. They will be more than willing to help you.
8. Write things down.Your brain isn't a perfect storage device, so write things down. Use a notebook or an app like Google Keep to make sure you don't forget anything important. When you write things down, you become aorganized and effective student.
9. If you need motivation to study, go to the library.When you are surrounded by people who are studying, you will feelinspired to study🇧🇷 Don't underestimate the influence of your environment on your motivation. Thisstudy tipit is very valuable!
10. Learn to accept challenges instead of avoiding them.Choose to see challenges as fun learning opportunities. Even if you don't master the challenge, you've grown as a person.
11. Don't blame others.I used to blame my teachers, parents, and peers for almost every problem I faced. don't be like me The sooner you stop blaming others, the sooner you will learn to take full responsibility for your life.
12. Go to each class.If class is boring, see it as an opportunityimprove your ability to concentrate🇧🇷 If the lesson is about a topic you have already learned, see it as an opportunity to review the information.
13. Be thankful.Grateful students are happy students. No matter what situation you find yourself in, there is always something to be thankful for: school, friends, family, food, health, nature, technology, etc.
14. Don't take shortcuts.It's tempting to take shortcuts, but resist the urge to do so. The more shortcuts you take, the less you learn and the less you grow as a person. Make no mistake.
15. Be nice to yourself.Have you ever told yourself that you are lazy, ugly, stupid or irresponsible? Would you say these things to your best friend? Be kind to yourself and learn to be your own best friend. In fact, research has proven itSelf-compassion is a key component of success.
16. Spend more time thinking about others than yourself.If you spend most of your time thinking about yourself, you will be miserable. No matter how many good things happen in your life, you will be tempted to ask yourself questions like "Why can't I be popular like you?" or "Why are my parents so strict?" Instead, focus on helping others and you will be a happier student.
17. Say no without feeling guilty.To lead an effective student life, you need to know what your priorities and values are. If there are activities or opportunities that don't align with your priorities, confidently say no.
18. Don't rely on others for things that are your responsibility.I used to depend on others to remember things or run errands for me. But I now realize that this was irresponsible behavior. Do not rely on other people for things that you should do yourself.
19. Exercise regularly.the exercise isgood for your body and your brain🇧🇷 So if you think you don't have time to work out, you really don't have time.nopractice. Practice will make you a healthier and more effective learner.
20. Don't try to remember things; make them unforgettable.One of the most important qualities you need to develop when you are in school isreliability🇧🇷 To become a reliable student, avoid forgetting things like handing in homework, bringing a book to school, asking parents to sign a consent form. Use a journal, sticky note, or app to make sure you don't forget anything.
21. Throughout the day, ask yourself, "What's important right now?"We often do what we feel like doing - even if this behavior is not in our long-term interest. To counteract this tendency, ask yourself, "What's important now?" The answer will usually be obvious.
22. Look for the good in every situation.For example, I once read about a woman who was exhausted after working 14 hours a day in a restaurant. She exclaimed, "I'm tired, but it feels so good to have put all my energy into something worthwhile like work!" With such an attitude, you will surely be a winner in life.
23. Celebrate the success of others.Your life as a student may seem like a competition, but it isn't. Celebrate the achievements and successes of your peers and don't be a bad loser.
24. Don't feel like I have to sort everything out.As a teenager, I always thought I would be in control after school. But I still don't feel like I figured it all out, and I don't think I ever will. Life is a constant journey of learning and growing - learn to enjoy the journey!
25. Spend time with people who have the same (or similar) values and goals as you.We are all greatly influenced by the people we surround ourselves with. Choose to surround yourself with people who inspire you to become a better person and student.
26. No life experience is wasted.To paraphrase Tony Robbins, cultivate the belief that life happensthroughnot youto theShe. When you believe life happensthroughGood thing you will be able to see even the challenges and frustrations in a positive light.
27. Don't expect to become an educated person just by going to school.School is a crucial part of your education, but it's only a part. There? Because there are many skills that you will not master with formal education alone, e.g. persuasion, negotiation, design thinking, adaptive thinking. Be proactive in learning these types of skills through themneed to read books for students, videos, online courses and real-world experiences.
28. Say "thank you" and "sorry" often.Don't say those words just to say them. If you mean it when you say "thank you" and "sorry," you will build stronger relationships with your friends and family.
29. Don't worry about being popular or cool.Popularity is overrated. Responsibility, duty, excellence, kindness, courage and generosity are not - so focus on them.
30. Be curious.For most of my life as a student, I only learned information that would be tested on the exam. But later, when I became an inquisitive student who wanted to learn all sorts of things, I started to like school more. Also, I started to enjoy life more because I realized that there is a lot of beauty in the world around us. Start being more curious today!
31. Every decision you make shapes your character, so choose wisely.As a student, you make hundreds of decisions every day: what you eat, how you spend your money, who you talk to, what clothes you wear, how much you work, etc. Every decision shapes your character and your destiny, so don't record it the light shoulder.
32. 90% of success is doing what others are not willing to do.Most students aren't willing to do the extra homework, revise the essay, put away the tablet when it's time to focus, or delete distracting apps from the phone. Be the student ready to do these things - and more. If you adopt this mindset in life, you will almost certainly find success.
33. You're never too young to make a difference.As a student, I thought of myself as a "kid" who couldn't do anything. But just look at theseKindereteenagerswho make great contributions to the world. No matter your age, believe you can make a contribution and start small as you can.
34. Embrace the best in others.Many disagreements arise because we assume the worst of others. We assume that others are selfish and inconsiderate. But that is seldom true. When you compete with the best of others, you will strive to understand their perspective. This in turn enables yousolve conflictsmore quickly.
35. Invest in the relationships that matter most.Relationships have to be nurtured - that takes time. List the people who mean the most to you. Make a conscious effort to invest in these relationships at least weekly or bi-weekly.
36. The neighbor's grass is not greener; The grass is greener where you water it.(This is my abbreviated version of a Robert Fulghum quote.) Have you ever thought, "If only I went to a different school... If only I was born in a different city... If only I looked better?" ..."? If so, remember that the grass is greener where you water it. "Water the grass" by choosing to be positive and take action instead of complaining.
37. Anything worthwhile takes time and effort.This applies to grades, relationships, career, character and much more. If you want to go somewhere meaningful and fulfilling in life, there are no shortcuts.
38. Give sincere praise to others.Do this as often as possible, preferably daily. It's an easy way to appreciate others and make your day a little brighter.
39. Forgive others and yourself.If you do that, you will not be filled with anger and resentment. When you freely forgive, your life becomes more peaceful and joyful.
40. To be successful, you must learn to manage negative emotions.When you're feeling frustrated, angry, disappointed, or sad, you're more likely to make bad decisions. You can't avoid all negative emotions, but you canlearn to manage themso they don't derail you.
41. Get reasonably good at public speaking.I'm not saying that everyone should become a professional public speaker. But I am saying that throughout your life you will have many opportunities to speak in public. So you too could master it sooner or later (or never).
42. Attitude is more important than intelligence or talent.As Zig Ziglar once said, "Your attitude, not your ability, determines your height." Intelligence and talent play a role in how successful you will be as a student and in life. But attitude matters much more. Start cultivating a positive and resilient attitude today.
43. Be present.When I was a student, I spent a lot of time reflecting on my past mistakes and worrying about the future. I spent very little time in the present: living in the moment, appreciating the little things, being 100% focused, seeing the beauty of what I was learning, appreciating relationships. Wherever you are, be present.
44.Show your parents respectand appreciation.This can be difficult for you, especially if you feel your parents are being unreasonable or overbearing. But I encourage you to do it anyway. First, it's the right thing. Second, if the parents do not receiveRespect and appreciation of your children, they tend to become even more irrational and authoritarian. Therefore, it is in everyone's best interests that you show respect and appreciation to your parents.
45. Fear should generally be seen as a signal to move forward, not retreat.Most of the time, when we're scared, our lives aren't really in danger. Common fears include public speaking, failure, and rejection. Therefore, in general, fear should be viewed as something to move away from, as through it you will experience personal growth.
46. Don't watch TV.Studies show thattoo much tvis associated with depression. A little TV won't hurt you, but choosing not to watch TV will give you more time for productive and meaningful activities. If you need to relieve stress, give it a trythis list of science-based methodsin order to do this.
47. Pay attention in class.If you do this, you won't have to spend as much time studying because you already understand most of the concepts that are taught in the classroom. If you're having trouble paying attention, I recommend gradually improving your focus. For example, you could start by setting a timer for 10 minutes as a reminder that you'll only be paying attention for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes are up, you can distract yourself for a minute or two before beginning another 10-minute “focus” session. Increase the duration of the "Focus Session" by one minute every day.
48. When faced with a problem, ask yourself, “What is it1what I cannowto theimprove the situation?”I underlined those three words/phrases for a good reason. If you just focus1what you can do, you will not feel overwhelmed. When you focus on what you can donow, you will be more motivated to take immediate action. And if you focus on what you can do nowimprove the situation, you will almost certainly come up with at least one productive action. Ask this powerful question whenever you are faced with a problem and you will become a more effective learner and person.
49. Looking successful is different from being successful.Looking successful has to do with prestige, popularity, status and achievement. Being successful has to do with purpose, relationships, character and contribution. As a student, make sure that you work successfully and not just look successful.
50. Focus on progress, not perfection.There is no perfect student. After all, we are flawed people. If you strive for perfection, you will be disappointed and possibly lose motivation. On the other hand, if you focus on progression, you'll find that improving is its own reward. This is the key to being an effective and accomplished learner.
I don't claim to be the smartest person, but I hope you found this article helpful.
(Download the free PDF below for 10 additional tips.)
It took me many years to do thislearn these lessons, and I know I have much more wisdom to learn.
Don't feel like you have to put all the tips into practice right away. Instead, read this article regularly and focus on just one tip a week.
It will make a big difference in the long run. I wish you all the best!
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