Well the final days of the school-year are winding down for me and I’m already looking ahead to summer with anticipation. I remember the feeling from last summer was that the break was great for the first week or two, but after that I was bored, as there wasn’t much to do. For this summer, … Continue reading Plan for summer?
In the last while, I have started really enjoying using a planner to organize my days. It keeps me focused on the things I need to get done, and I seem to get them done without the need for worry. There is something about writing things down on paper, since it gets those things out … Continue reading Use a planner
Recently, all the water pipes in my home needed to be replaced. This meant we would need to pay for the repairs and the water would be shut off during the daytime for 8 days. To most people, this would simply be viewed as an inconvenience and they would be annoyed at having to pay … Continue reading Adversity is the best teacher
I have written a lot about the actions you must take to be a successful student and person. But, what exactly is success? I believe success means something different for everyone. A good definition might be, ‘taking action every day to follow-through on your plans for reaching the goals you have set for yourself’. The … Continue reading What is success?
One of the books I read recently discussed the importance of sleep. In the book ‘Authenticity’ by David Posen, the author says that teenagers need 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night and younger people need even more. It was also noted that teenagers are biologically ready to sleep at around 11 pm. This … Continue reading Get enough sleep
I was having trouble choosing a topic to write about today. I had to remind myself to be definite and choose quickly. It seems that a lot of people go through life without ever deciding what they want for themselves. They never set goals that challenge them, so they do not accomplish much. They never … Continue reading Be Definite
It has been said that people’s stuff grows to fit the amount of space they have. So, when people buy a bigger home, they always end up getting more things to fill it up. In the same way, the amount of time you have to complete your work, determines how much time you will spend. … Continue reading Work expands to fit the time
Imagine you are travelling to a place you have never been before. Suppose also that you have detailed directions for how to get there. Would you just start out toward your destination without reading your directions first? If so, are you just hoping you end up in the right place without making sure you do? … Continue reading Don’t do your homework
I am getting ready for the start of the new school year and enjoying the challenge that it presents. Suddenly I have a lot of things on my “to do list” which is a nice change from the summer break to be honest. Of course, I enjoyed having a break, but it is great to … Continue reading Do what you must