Do you want to be a successful student? If you’re a parent, do you want that for your children?
There’s no running away from hard work. But becoming a successful student isn’t only about doing more. It’s also about saying the right things.
By being intentional about the things you say to yourself and others, you’ll cultivate a success mindset. Only then will you find the intrinsic motivation to take consistent, productive action.
And that’s what leads to success.
So, to be a successful student, here are the 10 things to say every day:
1. “My goal is progress, not perfection.”
Nobody’s perfect. It’s impossible to get perfect grades, to have the perfect body, or to have the perfect social life. If your goal is perfection, you’ll eventually be disappointed and disillusioned.
I’ve worked with students who are perfectionists. Several of them cut their wrists, suffer from eating disorders, or have suicidal thoughts.
That’s scary, I know.
Not all perfectionists have such serious