Whether you believe you can or you can’t, it’s true. If you are expecting life to just hand you your heart’s desires, and not have to fight to attain and keep them, you are sadly mistaken. Life will require you to design the best plan you can, then give all you have to attain your desired success. Believe it or not, there was a time where I thought my college degree would blast open doors for me, and my success desires. Wrong! I also thought things like, “If I could only just get this degree” all things would be gravy. Getting a degree is just part of the picture. There are so many elements to success you won’t learn in a traditional high school setting, but no matter what you learn during those times, you must learn to go and get what you want out of life. I am dead serious about that. It is what I taught as a coach, what I teach my kids, and a rule I live by. No one is going to just give you something because you exist. If they do give you something just because you exist, you better be ready for the giver to get a bunch more in return. There are no free rides. If you want more than the average, then you have to go and get it.
The students that go and get it find a way to achieve, no matter the difficulty of teacher, subject, or situation. Know this: There is no magical force that is going to arrive and take you to your desired success. I don’t care what you believe in, or how much luck you have; you will have to find a way to achieve your goals. One of the most puzzling things about life is the way blind faith can stall our desires. A lack of planning followed by inaction can cause us to stop and wait for something special to happen when we could be working toward that special happening. When you stop, you lose momentum, and therefore time, in accomplishing your goals. I have watched as people have used their blind faith in something to get out of doing the hard work to achieve a goal. Your beliefs and faith should set your body into motion toward a goal or desired accomplishment. No matter what you believe, you can’t get miracles in your life if you aren’t actively pursuing your goal. Why do you think we go to school all those years? Why do you think people read hundreds of books on a subject? Why do you think people dedicate their lives to a cause? They do all these things because they know their action, and being in the right place at the right time, is what makes the miracle. You have to set your mind to do the correct things that will bring the success you desire. There are always going to be difficult people entering your life. Hopefully they don’t stay for long, but you need to learn how to navigate your path while dealing with people making the way difficult. I don’t believe you should bow down and not stand up for yourself, but you have to understand there are going to be more difficulties that arrive as you work to expand who you are as a person.
While developing Firefly Event Photography, I met adversity way before I met a payday. I still meet adversity, but now I am so focused (through fighting the previous adversities) I now understand it is just part of the path. When I feel an adversity may be too much, I look at others who have come before me as proof that living my dream, and creating my business of choice, is possible. You have to find a way to achieve in the time you have each and every day. Don’t let minor or major issues stop you from reaching the goal you feel set to accomplish.
Work Ethic: The Right Actions to Create a Successful Lifestyle by Pierce Brunson https://www.createspace.com/4786986
It isn’t what you say, it’s what you do that will create the life you want. The high school years are a great time for students to build valuable and rewarding action characteristics to increase self-esteem and deliver results. While enjoying these years, students should be developing the right mindset to achieve the success they desire in the future. In order for success to happen, for students to have that lifestyle they often speak of wanting, they must become adults with a solid, results-based work ethic. Wasting these four years can’t be a part of the plan. By using their time in high school to build the right actions for a successful lifestyle, students can ensure themselves a bright future, no matter the obstacles they will encounter. Work Ethic is for the high school student expecting to live life successfully, and is willing to do the right growth actions to shape a lifestyle of fulfillment, fun, and results.
Pierce Brunson http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00I10A3XK , M.Ed., is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, and spends his time working as a mentor and speaker while developing businesses that help improve the high school experience for students and teachers. He has over a decade of experience teaching in the public school system as a high school Social Studies teacher, majoring in World History and Sociology. Pierce believes everyone can do more to help improve the education system in their local communities, which is part of the backbone of any society. Pierce’s advice is simple: stop complaining and do something to help improve the situation. Good people have to stop being afraid to fight for what they believe in. Get in the game, help others, share culture and move the world toward equality and justice. Connect with Pierce at http://www.piercebrunson.com, http://www.fireflyeventphotography.com, and http://www.piercebrunsonphotography.com.